Kano: Bayero Never Officially Recognised as Emir of Kano – Gov Yusuf’s Spokesman

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, Sanusi Bature, has stated that the 14th Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero was never officially recognised as an Emir of Kano.

Bature clarified that former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje appointed Bayero as the Emir of the eight Metropolitan local governments within Kano city and not for the 44 local governments of the State.

He explained this during an interview with Arise TV, shared on Saturday, June 22.

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

“And the previous administration of Ganduje decided to bastardise that history and take politics into it.

“So, the politicisation of the Emirate is what the Governor promised during his campaign to restore the lost glory of the state, and he’s only fulfilling the campaign promise.

“This is not the first time an Emir was deposed, Ganduje did it and Sanusi left Kano for peace to reign. Sanusi is now back to Kano as the 16th Emir after the repealing of the law.

“I want to make 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 that Aminu served no longer exists.

“He was an Emir of eight metropolitan local government, Kano city Emirate, he was at that status because the main Emirate was bastardised by Ganduje by the 2019 Emirate law.

“He was the 15th Emir of Kano but his jurisdiction was not for the 44 local governments of Kano, he’s just only for the eight metropolitan areas which is abolished.”

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