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Sanusi II Reinstated As Kano Emir

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano.

Gatekeepers News reports that the decision followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and dissolve the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

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

The reinstatement of the Emirate is said to be a political maneuver to diminish the influence of Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration. The creation of the new emirates diminished the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

The Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa sponsored the Amendment Bill.

He 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.”

The governor of Kano state, Abba Kabir Yusuf made the announcement  at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House, around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

The announcement was made after the governor signed the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

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