Protesters Besiege Presidential Villa, National Assembly Over Reinstatement Of Sanusi As Emir

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A group of protesters marched to the national assembly and the presidential villa to express their disapproval of the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano announced Sanusi’s reinstatement as Emir after the signing of the new Kano Emirate Council Law.

The state assembly had nullified the law that led to Sanusi’s removal and the division of the Kano emirate into five parts.

Despite a federal high court order in Kano instructing the state government not to implement the new law, Sanusi has already been installed as the 16th Emir.

During the demonstration on Friday, Abdullahi Saleh, coordinator of the Northern Nigeria Peace and Development Foundation, told reporters that Yusuf’s actions were an attempt to discredit his predecessor.

Saleh called on President Bola Tinubu to step in and prevent any potential lawlessness.

“A lot had been going wrong in the state but the Concerned Patriots of Nigeria had thought it best to allow Kano state to sort out its thorny issues,” Saleh said.

“However, Thursday’s brash actions of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State, who sacked five Emirs to reappoint Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as the 16th Emir of Kano has awoken us to the urgency of raising the alarm about the destructive excesses of the state governor.

“Since being sworn into office, Governor Abba Yusuf has had a string of loutish acts that run like a hardened criminal’s rap sheet.

“This latest stunt of sacking five Emirs to install his acolyte was achieved by manipulating the Kano state house of assembly, which he had successfully turned into a rubber stamp for endorsing his illegal acts.

“They, alongside Governor Yusuf, have taken their desperation to an extent that could set the ancient city on fire and cause breaches in the land.

“We are here today to appeal to President Tinubu to intervene in the Kano Emirate crisis.”


See some pictures from the protest below.

Recall that, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, expressed his gratitude towards Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and the members of the House of Assembly for their courageous efforts in saving Kano State and Nigeria by reinstating him.

He emphasized that his reinstatement serves as a clear indication of God’s will, which cannot be altered by any individual.

Following the presentation of his reinstatement letter by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf at the Africa House, Kano Government House, the Emir conveyed his sentiments.

He said,

“The Arabians used to say in everything that we are going to witness, there is a lesson that shows us that God is there. Whatever that is happening to an individual is preordained by Allah and to those that are sensible enough, it’s a lesson.
“God is one and whatever He does, nobody can change and what He doesn’t do, nobody can.

“About 10 years ago, in this same place former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso gave me my appointment letter as the Emir of Kano. Today, after 10 years I am here again receiving reappointment letter by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“Time will not permit for long talks. Whatever we will say, we have said it when we were leaving. We made it clear that God has preordained time and cause for everything and everyone. He gave leadership to whom he wants and at the time he wants. When He gives, no one can take it away and when he takes it away, nobody can take it back.

“My Governor and our assembly members, you will not understand the gravity of what you did for the history of Kano and the country at large. Among Kano Emirs, it started from Bagauda over 1000 years ago. In this year’s, it was once that we had Emir Muhammadu Koguna who was overthrown and he came back after some days. This shows that in 1000 years, there has been no case like what happened now.

“In the northern part of this country, we have seen it in different states how politicians balkanised emirates with a state with one Emir becoming 20, some 19. In states of northern Nigeria, there are Local Governments with two or three first class Emirs all because the system has been destroyed.

“This thing that has been brought to Kano, had it been it was allowed, one day we will wake up with Emir of Kumbotso, Bichi, Fagge and 44 Emirs. So what the government and the assembly is a rescue mission.”

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