BREAKING: Protest Hits Kano Over Abolition of Emirates Council Law, Video Emerges

BREAKING: Protest Hits Kano Over Abolition of Emirates Council Law, Video Emerges

  • Some residents of Gaya who oppose the disbandment of their emirate, on Sunday, May 26, trooped to the streets, protesting the repeal of the Kano emirates council law 2019
  • The recent repeal of the law by the Kano house of assembly and its subsequent assent by Governor Abba Yusuf has sparked controversies among the residents across the state
  • The abolished law, initially established by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje led to the creation of additional four new emirates comprising Rano, Gaya, Karaye, and Bichi after the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II in 2020

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Kano, Kano state - Protesters on Sunday, May 26, demonstrated on the streets of Gaya, one of the five emirates affected by the repealed Kano emirates council law.

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Emirates tussle: Gaya residents in Kano stage protest
Protests have been reported in a scrapped emirate of Kano state. Photo credit: Abba Kabir Yusuf
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Channels Television also noted the protest.

Check out a video showing the dissatisfied residents below:

On Sunday morning, May 26, some supporters of the town reportedly protested the lawmakers and Governor Abba Yusuf's decision.

There was no sign of any form of violence in the town as there was the presence of armed security personnel.

Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the disgruntled residents alleged injustice, saying the dissolution of the emirate has a political undertone.

One of the placards read:

“The political marginalisation is too much leave our emirate to exist."

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