Sanusi set for reinstatement as Kano assembly dethrones emirs appointed by Ganduje

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday abolished the five emirates in the state, dethroning the emirs in charge of them consequently.

The bill was sponsored by the majority leader and member representing Dala Constituency, Lawan Yan Gurasa.

Also, all district heads elevated or appointed under the repealed law are to revert to their previous positions.

Speaking with journalists, the majority leader said, “The bill has been sent to the governor for assent. Now there is no longer an active emir in Kano in all the five emirates: Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye. The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

Ex-governor Abdullahi Ganduje created the emirates and appointed emirs after deposing Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi on March 9, 2020.

The emirates created were Kano, Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye.

Meanwhile, Emir Aminu Ado Bayero, who succeeded Sanusi, is said to be out of town.

Ado Bayero paid a courtesy call on the Awujale of Ijebuland Oba Sikiru Adetona on Wednesday.

The move by the Kano assembly has raised speculations that Sanusi may return as Emir of Kano.

Leadership Newspaper quoted a source who said, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

It also reported that Sanusi is expected in Kano on Friday.