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BREAKING: Gov Ganduje appoints new emir to replace Sanusi

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday evening, March 9, has announced the appointment of Aminu Bayero as the new Emir of Kano

Bayero, who is the son of late Emir Ado Bayero, was until his appointment the emir of Bichi, one of the controversial new emirates created by Governor Ganduje.

The appointment comes a few hours after the dethronement of the Kano emir, Muhammadu Sanusi.

The secretary to the government of the state, Usman Alhaji made the announcement accompanied by the four Kano Emirate kingmakers at the Kano Government House Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, The State Security Service (SSS), Nigerians Army and other security officers have taken dethroned Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll to Nasarawa State.

 The source said security personnel have succeeded in taken the emir out of the place around 4:30pm.

 “We are right now at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) on our way to Nasarawa state.

 It took us several hours to remove the emir from the palace.”

A visit to the palace indicated that a combined team of heavily armed security personnel from the State Security Service, Police, Civil defence and Army have taken over the palace shortly after the announcement of the removal of the emir.

 It was gathered that the governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, is set to name a new emir for Kano emirate after deposing Muhammadu Sansui II.

 Sanusi ll was dethroned on early hour of Monday over alleged disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect.

He said the emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal. He said the removal was in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders.

 He said a new emir would be announced in due course. He urged Kano people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.

Details later…

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi is a Journalist by profession. He has been working in the Nigeria media industry for the past 6 years. He holds several professional certificates. contact me on email: [email protected]

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