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Deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido II reinstated

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Kano State government has approved the reinstatement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.

TREND reports that Sanusi ll was deposed after the creation of four new Emirates by the former governor of the State, Abdullahi Ganduje in 2019.

The decision to reinstate the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, 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 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, revealed 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.” (LEADERSHIP)

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