Sanusi II reinstated as Kano Emir

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has been reinstated as Emir of Kano, the LEADERSHIP has been assembled with authority.

This decision followed the resolution of the Kano State Assembly to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Although it has not been officially announced, LEADERSHIP has it on good authority that Sanusi II has been refitted and is expected to arrive in Kano on Friday.

According to credible internal sources: “With the passage of the bill, Sanusi is automatically reinstated. There is no need for confirmation, what we have to do is wait for the Governor to give his consent.”

The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political maneuver to diminish the influence of the then Emir Sanusi II, an outspoken critic of the administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of the Kano State Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the amendment bill, shortly after Thursday’s sitting, revealed to newsmen that “the bill has been sent to the governor for approval, there is now no longer an active Emir in Kano in the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye The law now allows the governor to summon the traditional kingmakers to elect a new one. king”.

Our correspondent also reports that all district heads promoted or appointed under the repealed law will resume their previous positions.

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