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Political Confusion in Kano State as Minority Leader Accuses Government of Plotting Sanusi’s Return

In a shocking development, the minority leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Abdul Madari, has alleged that the New Nigeria Peoples Party-led government of Kano State is planning to reinstate Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

Madari made this claim while speaking against the moves by NNPP lawmakers to amend the Kano State Emirates Council law, in an interview with BBC Hausa.

According to Madari, twelve members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House do not oppose the amendment, as long as none of the five Emirates would be dissolved and the current Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, would not be deposed and replaced with Sanusi. This revelation has caused a stir within the political landscape of Kano State.

Adding to the intrigue, a principal officer of the Kano State House of Assembly, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that some lawmakers have been advocating for the dissolution of the Kano emirates since the early days of the Abba Kabir Yusuf administration. The officer emphasized that nothing can prevent the Assembly from amending the Kano emirate law.

On Wednesday, the Kano State Emirates Council (Amendment Number 2) Law 2024 (1445AH), sponsored by Majority Leader Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa of Dala Constituency, passed its first reading. This law, originally established under former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on December 5, 2019, has undergone subsequent amendments on October 14, 2020, and April 11, 2023.

In response to the latest developments, an unnamed lawmaker expressed determination to proceed with the amendment, stating, “We were ready for this a long time ago, and only God can stop this amendment. We intended to replace all these emirs 20 days after this administration was inaugurated, but here we are. So tomorrow (Thursday), there will be a special session of the Assembly to consider and pass the amendment,” he told Daily Trust.

The anonymous lawmaker further alleged that the ruling party had also set its sights on dissolving the Bichi emirate. While the NNPP lawmakers in the Assembly have the numbers to effect the amendment, the opposition members are expected to voice their disagreement, adding another layer of complexity to the situation.

As the political drama unfolds in Kano State, the fate of the emirates hangs in the balance. Only time will reveal the outcome of this contentious amendment and whether or not the deposed Emir Sanusi will indeed be reinstated to his former position of power.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
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