Kano Emirates Law: Anxiety Heightens as Governor Yusuf Set to Assent to Amended Council Bill

Kano Emirates Law: Anxiety Heightens as Governor Yusuf Set to Assent to Amended Council Bill

  • The Kano state house of assembly has resolved to review the law that created five emirates
  • In March 2020, Abdullahi Ganduje, the current APC chairman, removed Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir using the Kano state appointment and deposition law
  • Legit.ng gathered that incumbent Kano governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, is ready to assent to the amended emirates council bill

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Kano, Kano state - Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, will approve the amended Emirates Council bill any moment from now.

The law was initially used by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to dethrone Muhammadu Sanusi II, the 14th Emir of Kano, in 2020.

Kano: Governor Yusuf to sign amended Emirates Bill as Kano house of assembly reconvenes
The Kano assembly is set to finalise a bill that could significantly alter the structure of the Kano Emirate Council. Photo credits: @Abdalla_Nangere, @Kyusufabba, @OfficialAPCNg
Source: Twitter

As reported by Daily Trust on Thursday morning, May 23, the Kano state house of assembly reconvenes today, Thursday, May 23, to make a final decision.

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A bill for the amendment of the law passed its first reading on Wednesday, May 22, according to Premium Times.

The assembly had in 2019 passed an executive bill that split the state into five emirates through the creation of four new emirates.

The creation of the four new emirates suffered a temporary setback after the state high court nullified it and the appointment of its emirs.

Sources around the emirates said there was anxiety already ahead of the special sitting by the Kano assembly.

A source said:

“As you can see, the Emir of Kano is already out of town, he is in faraway Ogun state, so, who knows.
“His brother, the Emir of Bichi, is also out of town. We don’t know whether this is a coincidence or whatever.”

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Kano assembly urged to reinstate ex-Emir Sanusi

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano state assembly was urged to review the law establishing four additional emirates in Gaya, Rano, Karaye and Bichi and reinstate former emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

A group, “Yan Dangwalen Jihar Kano” (the Kano Electorate) made the appeal in a letter addressed to the speaker of the house.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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