DSS storms palace as Kano prepares for return of Emir Lamido Sanusi

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano, LEADERSHIP has authoritatively gathered.

The PUNCH also reported that some operatives of the Department of State Services were spotted at the palace of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Thursday.

The reinstatement followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Though it has not been officially announced, LEADERSHIP has it on good authority that Sanusi II has been reinstated, and is expected in Kano on Friday.

According to credible inside sources, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of the then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration.

The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, shortly after Thursday’s session, said, “The bill has been sent to the governor for assent, now there is no longer an active Emir in Kano in all the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye. The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

PUNCH said the presence of DSS operatives at the palace of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Thursday grew the rumours of the Emir’s imminent deposition.

Newsmen who visited the palace around 11 am saw some DSS operatives stationed at the palace.

 

Sources: PUNCH, Leadership

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