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Governor’s Aide: Ado Bayero Was Never Truly Emir of Kano

By Benjamin Abioye



Ado Bayero was never Emir of Kano

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, Sanusi Bature, has stated that Aminu Ado Bayero was never truly the Emir of Kano.

Bature explained that former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje appointed Bayero as the Emir of the eight Metropolitan local governments within Kano city.

During an appearance on Arise Television, Bature asserted that Ganduje’s decision to make Bayero the emir of metropolitan Kano city was a result of the distortion of the emirate.

Bature further mentioned that Ganduje had politicized the Kano Emirate, an institution that existed long before Nigeria.

He said: “The action of the governor was to protect the integrity of the emirate as an institution. The Emirate of Nigeria pre-dates Nigeria and the country’s constitution, it’s over a thousand years history of people living together under one Emir.

“The previous administration of Ganduje decided to bastardize that history and bring politics into it.

“The politicisation of the Emirate is what the Yusuf promised to restore the lost glory during the campaign.

“This is not the first time an Emir was deposed, Ganduje did it and Sanusi left Kano for peace to rain. Sanusi is now back to Kano after the repealing of the law.

“I want to put 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.

“So, with the revision of the law under one United Kano, the Emirate Aminu served no longer exist. He was an Emir of Kano city Emirate, he was at that status because the main Emirate was bastardized by Ganduje by the 2019 Emirate law.

“He was the 14 Emir of Kano but his jurisdiction was not for the 44 local government of Kano, he’s just only for the eight metropolitan areas which is now abolished.”

Governor Yusuf removed Ado Bayero from his position and reinstated Muhammed Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

Despite the governor’s decision, Ado Bayero has refused to leave his Nassarawa palace.

Bayero has challenged the state government’s action in court.

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