Deposed Kano Emir Holds Court In Mini Palace

Deposed Emir Conducts Ceremonial Sitting In Kano Mini Palace

Apparently not ready to let go in pursuance to the Federal High Court’s interim injunction which ordered return a return to status quo on the Kano Emirate tussle, the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, on Monday, held his first ceremonial sitting at the Nasarawa Mini Palace where he is currently being housed since his return to the ancient city on Saturday following his dethronement by the State government.

Decked in his full royal regalia, Bayero received supporters and some district heads who paid him homage, signalling that the embattled monarch was not ready to let go of the throne.

The development, coupled with the reinstatement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano State government has thrown up an unprecedented scenario in Kano Emirate – two Emirs laying claims to one throne at the same time.

Meanwhile, the reinstated Emir, Muhammad Sanusi II, has also been conducting ceremonial sitting at the main palace where 40 out of the 65 district heads in the state have paid him homage so far.

LEADERSHIP reports that the power struggle between Sanusi and Bayero for the royal stool has thrown the state into controversies after Governor Abba Yusuf signed the Kano State Emirates Council Law on Thursday, followed by the issuance of reappointment letter to Sanusi on Friday.

The governor also ordered the five emirs affected by the law, including Bayero, to vacate their palaces within 48 hours.

However, the state police command had on Saturday vowed to enforce a pending court order barring the Kano State Government from reinstating Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano pending the determination of a substantive case before it.

Currently, Bayero remains at the Nasarawa mini palace, protected by a heavy security presence while Sanusi II operates from the main Palace secured by vigilantes and local hunters.

Tension reached a peak on Sunday as Bayero’s supporters made bonfires on major roads, protesting and chanting anti-government songs.

The Kano State Police Commissioner, CP Muhammad Usaini Gumel, revealed at a press conference last night that security agencies had uncovered a plot by miscreants to attack the State House of Assembly and other strategic locations within the state.

Gumel emphasised the need for vigilance and calm as the security agencies work round the clock to maintain order.

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