Gov Yusuf Allegedly Disbands Aminu Bayero’s Convoy, Prohibits Emir from Returning to Kano

Gov Yusuf Allegedly Disbands Aminu Bayero’s Convoy, Prohibits Emir from Returning to Kano

  • Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero is the 15th Fulani Emir of Kano and the 58th in the history of the ancient city
  • Aminu Ado Bayero lost his throne as the emir to Muhammadu Sanusi II following the actions of the Kano state government
  • Governor Abba Yusuf ordered Bayero to vacate his palace and handover within 48 hours and also reportedly withdrew his security journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Kano state government, headed by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, has withdrawn the convoy of the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero. This follows the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II on Thursday, May 23.

Kano emir lost throne to Sanusi, convoy disbanded
Emir Aminu Bayero’s convoy has been disbanded following Sanusi's planned reinstatement. Photo credit: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Matasan Faidha
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As reported by Daily Nigerian on Friday, May 24, Bayero was in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, to see Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of the Ijebu Kingdom, to prevail on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene on the plan to remove him.

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Recall that Yusuf, on Thursday, approved Sanusi II's reappointment as the Emir of Kano. He was the 14th emir before his dethronement in 2020. Governor Yusuf announced this after signing the proposed Kano State Emirate Council Law 2024, which the Kano State House of Assembly passed into law.

The governor also ordered sacked monarchs, including Ado Bayero, to hand over Emirate Council properties to the commissioner of local government, who also serves as the state deputy governor, and vacate their palace within two days.

Credible sources disclosed that the dethroned monarch was trying to return to the palace to pack out his property and other personal belongings, availing himself of Governor Yusuf's 48-hour deadline.

However, sources said the state government stopped the emir’s move and asked security operatives to prevent him from boarding a flight to Kano.

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A source in the state government disclosed that the government halted the move to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the state.

“When we learnt of his plan to return to the palace, we ordered all the vehicles in the convoy to return to the palace. The vehicles were already in the Kano airport awaiting his return.
“And we also drew the attention of security agents to thwart his plans of flying back to Kano at the moment,” said the source.

Court stops Sanusi’s reinstatement as Kano emir

Earlier, reported that the court had granted an ex parte order restraining the Kano state government from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

According to the report on Friday morning, May 24, the judge gave the order on Thursday night, May 23, even though he was reportedly in the US.

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