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EXCLUSIVE: Kano Govt Reinstates Sanusi II As Kano Emir



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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has reportedly been reinstated as the Emir of Kano, LEADERSHIP published.

This decision trailed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also invalidate the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

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

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

The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate by the former governor Abdullahi Ganduje is seen as a political antic to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former of his administration. The creation of the new emirates broke down the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, reducing its power and influence.

Meanwhile, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, who sponsored the Amendment Bill immediately after Thursday’s session, disclosed to journalists that “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.”

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