Alhaji Aminu Bayero has been installed as the 15th Emir of Kano as Muhammad Sanusi 11, was dethroned as the 14th Emir in cloudy circumstances. Kano State Government announced the developments yesterday in separate statements by Secretary to the state Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the 14th Emir of Kano is from the
Alhaji Aminu Bayero has been installed as the 15th Emir of Kano as Muhammad Sanusi 11, was dethroned as the 14th Emir in cloudy circumstances. Kano State Government announced the developments yesterday in separate statements by Secretary to the state Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji,
Muhammadu Sanusi II, the 14th Emir of Kano is from the Fulani Sullubawa clan. He ascended the throne in 2014, following the death of his granduncle Ado Bayero. He was a one-time governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
He has been succeeded by Aminu Ado Bayero, who until his appointment was the Emir of Bichi, one of the four rival emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. He is the second son of Alhaji Ado Bayero who spent half a century as Emir of Kano.
There has been a no love lost situation between Emir Lamido Sanusi and Governor Ganduje of Kano, leading to different administrative enquiries into the activities of the Emir. The House of Assembly is currently pointing its searchlight at the activities of the Emir in what many analysts describe as a “political witch-hunt”
On his part, Emir Lamido Sanusi had been very critical of governance in the entire northern region with emphasis on goings on in Kano. At different public fora, he takes a swipe at some practices in the north on the girl-child education and related issues.
The statement relieving the Emir of his position, released and signed by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, Secretary to Kano State Government said “”The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful Instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.
“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sunusi II has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.
“His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR calls on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and to go about their normal businesses. While a new Emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed.
Barely six hours after Emir Sanusi’s dethronement, the SSG, Usman Alhaji, at another press conference, said “I have been directed by His Excellency, Governor Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, following the resolution of the state executive council and recommendation by Kano kingmakers to announce the appointment of Alhaj Aminu Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano.
“In my capacity as the secretary to the state government, I have been directed based on Sections 11 Subsection 1 of Kano State Emirate Council law 2019 to announce the appointment of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former Emir of Bichi as the 15th Emir of Kano in the ruling Fulani dynasty.”
Meanwhile, the deposed Emir who has been banished to a location in Nasarawa State said he has taken his fate in good faith and bears no grudge against anyone over the development saying that his removal was nothing new because every power is transient except that of God.
Speaking philosophically, in a recorded video message he said “the throne of an emir is not permanent, every king and leader should know this, If it was a permanent throne, I wouldn’t have been the emir of Kano”,
He added: “before I came, someone was the emir and before him someone else was there, therefore, it’s nothing that would shock anybody.” “Whenever God says your time on the throne is over if you don’t leave with your legs, people will carry your body out of the palace.
All appears to be calm in Kano as skirmishes of protests within the vicinity of palace were immediately quashed by the men of the Nigeria police