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Emirates Crisis: Gov Yusuf begs Tinubu to move deposed Emir Bayero out of Kano
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 27 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Kano State Government on Monday appealed to President Bola Tinubu to move the deposed 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, out of the state.

The state government insisted that Bayero’s continued stay in the state constitutes a threat to the peace and stability of the peace loving people of Kano.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam, stated this on Monday while addressing newsmen on happenings around the chieftaincy crisis in Kano.

Abdussalam also explained why the state government maintained its stand and went ahead to reinstate and accompany the 16th Emir, Sanusi, to ascend throne.

He said the government was not served with a court order restraining or ordering that all parties to maintain status quo.

According to him, out of eight respondents, only one respondent, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, was served with the court order while others including the Kano State Government were not served.

He however tendered apology on behalf of the state government to the Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, over allegations that he provided aircraft to transport Bayero to Kano.

He accused some persons in the All Progressives Congress, APC, of sponsoring sporadic protests that rocked the state over the dissolution of the emirates and against the reinstatement of Sanusi.

Abdussalam said: “We are worried and shocked about marching orders from above to ensure the implementation of the court order.

“There have been talks around the court order (restraining or ex parte motion) given by a court. Whatever the circumstances around the order, we as a government have never seen or received any communication in that direction.

“There are eight respondents. Out of this eight respondents, only one, Inspector General of Police, IGP, was served with the court order while the state police commissioner, DSS, NSCDC were never served, likewise the Kano State Government and Attorney General were not served until this moment. You cannot act on anything that you don’t know. And that is what informed all our actions till today and this moment.

“But the unfortunate thing is that it seems somewhere, somehow, some people up there, because the security chiefs told us pointblank that they cannot flout directive from above.

“It means somebody above is directing this is what should happen. Somebody was directing the security men, police and SS should escort the emir to Kano and directives were given that they also received him here and was kept at the Nassarawa palace and few meters away from the Governor’s office and residence.

“And ever since politicians from the opposition who have been vocal and vehement about the repeal law and reinstatement of Sanusi were the people who are driving people around the deposed Emir, meeting there and conspiring to cause mayhem and chaos in the state to the extent that they came out to light bonfire, meters from the governor’s office and residence and got security cover.

“Ever since the process of repealing the law started, Kano was peaceful and people were jubilating only for us to start seeing negative developments.

“We have been wondering why the order is special, such that out of eight respondents, seven were not served and there was a marching order from the top that everything be done to ensure implementation of the order. Whose interest is being served? Who is behind this diabolical plan to cause mayhem in Kano? Why is it that suddenly, people want to demonstrate?

“Petitions are being engineered today from the former emirates of Gaya, Rano and Bichi. The Emir of Gaya has already gone on air and stated it categorically clear that he has taken it in good fate and holds no grudges against anybody and appealed to his people to abide by the law.

“Today, there was sponsored protest carried out in Gaya by APC thugs. Some people claiming to be stakeholders from Bichi wrote a letter and all of them were card carrying members of APC in the emirate. So the whole thing is now turning into politics.

“We appeal to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Office of the National Security Adviser and other agencies concerned to investigate the happenings in Kano as it relates to the deposed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, and take immediate steps to evacuate him from his current residence and remove him from in the state. As it is now, he is constituting a security threat in the state.

“A lot of efforts were put in place to reach out to the President on happenings around the chieftaincy matters.”

 

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