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JUST IN: Aminu Ado Bayero takes over Sanusi's throne

Aminu Ado Bayero has been named the new emir of Kano, replacing Muhammadu Sanusi, who was dethroned a few hours ago.

Monday, March 9, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
Dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II 
Aminu Ado Bayero has been named the new emir of Kano, replacing Muhammadu Sanusi, who was dethroned a few hours ago.

Abba Anwar, chief press secretary to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, disclosed this in a statement.

Ado Bayero was the emir of Bichi, one of the emirates that Ganduje created after he fell out with Sanusi.


Sanusi had succeeded his father in 2014.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Government has said that Emir Sanusi was dethroned for refusing to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Law.

This was made known in a press statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, who announced the removal of Sanusi.




Before the announcement on Monday, members of the Kano House of Assembly had engaged in a physical confrontation over an attempt to remove the Emir.

The statement read, “The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of his Excellency, the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has unanimously approved the immediate removal /dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi II.

“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 organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amounts to total insubordination.



“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 Section 13 (a - e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of 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.”



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