JUST IN: Tinubu Gets Urgent Message From Ulamas As Kano Emirate Tussle Worsens

JUST IN: Tinubu Gets Urgent Message From Ulamas As Kano Emirate Tussle Worsens

  • Earlier this week, Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf reinstated Lamido Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano, four years after his deposition by former Governor Umar Ganduje
  • Governor Yusuf also deposed five emirs appointed by Ganduje, giving them 48 hours to vacate their residences
  • Legit.ng reported that Sanusi's reappointment has led to a fresh brawl between Ganduje and Yusuf, and President Bola Tinubu has been asked to intervene

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Saturday, May 25, the Ulama (Islamic scholars) in Kano state expressed fears that the happenings in the Emirate could escalate and degenerate into chaos if not carefully handled.

Tinubu told to intervene in Kano political crisis
The deposed Emir of Kano Ado Bayero and the new Emir of Kano Sanusi II. Image for illustration. Photo credit: Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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Worried by the conundrum involving the dethronement of Aminu Bayero and subsequent reinstatement of Sanusi Lamido as the 16th emir by Governor Abba Yusuf, the scholars called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene to avoid a breakdown of law and order.

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As reported by The Nation, a statement by over ten Ulamas, including Shaykh Abdullahi Limanci, Shaykh Ibrahim Khalil, Shaykh Abdulwahab Abdallah and Professor Babangida Muhammad asked President Bola Tinubu to take all necessary steps to maintain peace in the State.

The statement reads:

“Kano State is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria despite its political complexity. The recent happenings in the Emirate if not carefully handled could escalate and degenerate into chaos.
“It is imperative for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take all necessary steps to maintain peace in the State.
“While it is the purview of the State House of Assembly to enact Laws for good governance, the State Government needs the cooperation and support of the Federal Government."

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In a related piece, Legit.ng reported that the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) had denied an allegation that Nuhu Ribadu, the NSA, helped the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, return to Kano on Saturday, May 25.

The Kano State Deputy Governor, Aminu Abdulsalam, claimed Ribadu provided two aircraft for Mr Ado Bayero's return to the city at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The spokesperson of the office of the NSA, Zakari Mijinyawa, reacted to the development and said the allegation was untrue.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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