BREAKING: MURIC Raises Alarm Over ‘Plot by Governor to Depose Sultan of Sokoto’

BREAKING: MURIC Raises Alarm Over ‘Plot by Governor to Depose Sultan of Sokoto’

  • A fresh royal battle is about to commence in Sokoto state as a Muslim group has exposed the alleged plans of the governor to remove the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III
  • The executive director of the Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Isiaq Akintola, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, June 24
  • Akintola's claim arises following existing tension over the removal of some monarchs in Kano state journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has raised the alarm over Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state's alleged plan to depose the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.

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Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto and state Governor Ahmed Aliyu. Photo credit: Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sokoto state government
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MURIC warns Sokoto gov against move to remove Sultan

The executive director of MURIC, Prof. Isiaq Akintola, expressed concern over this in a statement made available on its website on Monday, June 24.

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The development is coming amid the controversy and tension over the deposition of the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and four others by the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.

As reported by Daily Trust, Governor Aliyu had earlier deposed 15 traditional rulers for various offences.

But in his statement on Monday, Akintola stated that Nigerian Muslims were against any thought of deposing the Sultan, noting, "the Sultan stool is not only traditional but also religious."

“Feelers in circulation indicate that the governor may descend on the Sultan of Sokoto any moment from now using any of the flimsy excuses used to dethrone the 15 traditional rulers whom he removed earlier.
“MURIC advises the governor to look before he leaps. The Sultan’s stool is not only traditional. It is also religious. In the same vein, his jurisdiction goes beyond Sokoto. It covers the whole of Nigeria. He is the spiritual head of all Nigerian Muslims,” Akintola said.

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Governor Yusuf approves renovation of Bayero’s Palace

In another development, reported that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state had given a new directive after ordering the demolition of Emir Aminu Ado Bayero's palace.

Yusuf approved the sum of N99,928,541.63 for the renovation of the Nasarawa emir’s palace.

The Kano State Executive Council approved Bayero’s Palace renovation at its 15th meeting on Saturday, June 22.

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