- 3 Kano princes have reportedly rejected offer to become new emir of Bichi
- The state House of Assembly recently passed a bill which broke the emirate into 5 and it was hurriedly signed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje
- It was gathered that the offer to serve as emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero, who rejected the offer
Barely 48 hours after breaking of Kano emirate into 5, at least three top Kano princes have rejected an offer for appointment as emir of Bichi.
Legit.ng reports that Bichi is one of the four new emirates created by the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday, May 8.
Daily Nigerian reports that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero; and district heads of Rano, Gaya and Karaye at the Government House on the night of Thursday, May 9.
According to the online medium, insider sources said the offer to serve as emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero, who rejected the offer outright.
The governor then pushed the offer to Chiroma’s elder brother, Aminu Bayero, who said he needed time to consult after which he too later rejected the offer.
It was learnt that Ganduje’s third option was Galadiman Kano, Abbas Sanusi, the father of the state chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas.
“When the offer was made to Galadima, he contacted Emir Sanusi, notifying him about the decision. The emir told him the choice is now left for the Dabo clan to be parties to the desecration of their heritage or be parties to the defense of their heritage.
“From all indications, it is unlikely if Galadima will accept the offer. He too is angry with the creation of more emirates in Kano," a royal source quoted the emir as saying.
It was also gathered that after the princes dumped the governor’s offer, he left Bichi emirship position vacant and elevated the district heads of Rano, Gaya and Karaye to the rank of emirs at the meeting.
Sources said Ganduje on Friday morning, May 10, left for Abuja to meet with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the current developments in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that reports claimed that about four leading Islamic clerics in Kano state resigned from the administration of Governor Ganduje.
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