- Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has denied claims that he sacked one of his prominent palace chiefs, Alhaji Auwalu for welcoming Governor Abdullahi Ganduje
- The chief of staff to the emir, Alhaji Munir Sanusi Bayeron, said that the viral report is false
- Bayeron cautioned the media about spreading fake news as it will affect peace in Kano state
Emir Muhammad Sanusi II on Sunday, October 13, dismissed as fake and false the viral media report that he sacked a high-ranking palace chief, Alhaji Auwalu, for supporting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Sanusi's chief of staff, Alhaji Munir Sanusi Bayeron, denying, the report, said that it was fabricated by persons with sinister motives to create rancour between the emir and the governor.
There were reports about the sack of Auwalu following his participation in the welcome procession of Ganduje.
According to a source in the palace, Auwalu, who is in charge of decorating Sanusi's horse, was sacked because he welcomed and celebrated with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje during his tribunal victory procession.
Sanusi also reportedly ordered the chief to vacate his residence which he has been living in for about 30 years.
The source alleged that the Emir regarded Auwalu's participation in Ganduje's procession as an act of disloyalty.
He said: “The Emir was outraged over the action of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, which he considered as acts of disloyalty...He arranges the Horse for the Emir and he has stayed in the palace for over 30 years.
“People around here are not happy over his plight. People are angry because they believe he is being treated unjustly. I don’t think it is a sin to join happy residents to celebrate the Tribunal victory and home-coming of Governor Ganduje.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Sanusi had narrated a touching story of how a mother lost her sick child because she could not afford a medical bill of just $5.
The emir lamented over this as he delivered a speech during the United Nations (UN)'s meeting on sustainable development goals in Lagos on Friday, October 11.
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