Sanusi accepts appointment to head Kano emirates Council after ultimatum

Sanusi accepts appointment to head Kano emirates Council after ultimatum

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Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has accepted his appointment as the chairman Kano State Emirates Council.

KANO STATE GOVERNOR, ABDULLAHI GANDUJE IN A HANDSHAKE WITH KANO EMIR, HRH. MOHAMMAD SANUSI

His acceptance was conveyed in a letter dated December 19, 2019, signed by  Abba Yusuf, acting secretary of the Kano emirate.

Gandjue fell out with the emir shortly after the 2019 elections.

TheNewspad had reported the moves to dethrone Sanusi over allegations that the monarch worked against his re-election.

But on Thursday the governor previously dismissed such a plan, stating that he has been asked to dethrone the emir.

In what seems like a twist of fate, the monarch accepted the offer after Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor, gave him a two-day ultimatum to either accept or reject the appointment.

“Kindly inform His Excellency that His Highness, Sarkin Kano, has not rejected his appointment as Chairman, Kano State Council of Chiefs. His Highness accepted the appointment,” his letter read.

“In doing so, His Highness requested for further directives of His Excellency, the Governor. For clarity, these directives may includes, appointment of other members of the Council, appointment of staff of the Council, provision of accommodation for the Secretariat and other logistics, to make the Council operational.”

The Council of chiefs comprise of all the five emirates in the state and other members of the traditional Council.

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The emir of Kano letter was addressed to the secretary to the state government, who was asked to “graciously convey to His Excellency, the Governor, the renewed assurances of the highest esteem and regards of His Highness, Sarkin Kano”.

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