“Bayero Was Never an Emir”: Kano Gov Yusuf’s Spokesman Explains, Video Trends

“Bayero Was Never an Emir”: Kano Gov Yusuf’s Spokesman Explains, Video Trends

  • Kano state government has made a disturbing revelation about the position of the deposed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero
  • The chief press secretary to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state, Sanusi Bature, has disclosed that Bayero is not an emir in the ancient city
  • Bature made this stunning revelation after a court in Kano ruled against Sanusi's reinstatement and quashed the dethronement of Bayero and other deposed Emirs in the Kano Emirate

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The Kano state government, led by Governor Abba Yusuf, has stated that the 14th Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, was never officially recognised as an Emir of Kano.

Sanus vs Bayero: Kano gov reveals who the real emir is
Ado Bayero, Sanusi and Kano Governor Abba Yusuf. Photo credit: Aminu Ado Bayero, Abba Kabir Yusuf
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Sanusi Bature, the chief press secretary to Kano state governor, disclosed this in an interview with Arise News TV.

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Bature, clarified that former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje appointed Bayero as the Emir of the eight Metropolitan local governments within Kano city and not for the 44 local governments of the state.

Recall that that Yusuf had deposed Ado Bayero while reinstating Muhammed Sanusi as Emir of Kano.

Despite the governor’s action, Bayero has refused to vacate his Nassarawa palace and has since contested the state government’s action in court.

But speaking on the matter on Saturday, June 22, Bature explained that:

"The action of the governor was to protect the integrity of the emirate as an institution. The Emirate of Kano pre-dates Nigeria and the country’s constitution, it’s over a thousand year history of people living together under one Emir.
“I want to make it clear that Aminu Ado Bayero was never an Emir of Kano, he was appointed an Emir of eight metropolitan local government of Kano city.

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“So, with the revision of the law under one United Kano, the Emirate that Aminu served no longer exists.”

Watch Bature's interview below

“I don’t care if I’m removed again” - Sanusi

Legit.ng earlier reported that the 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said that he is unbothered whether he is removed again as long as the Kano Emirate remains one.

Sanusi, in an interview with The Sun Newspaper, blamed the crisis rocking the Emirate on the immediate past administration in Kano state led by Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

"For me, even now that I am here, only God knows how long I will be here. I can die tomorrow. Another governor can come tomorrow and say that he has removed me, it doesn’t matter. But I am happy if he does not touch the emirate," Sanusi said.

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.