Dream come through: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was this evening amidst protests and controversy
Earlier in the day, word spread that a new Emir bearing similar name with the former CBN governor had been appointed.
Few hours later, the Kano state government released a statement denying the Emir, and naming the ousted CBN governor as the 14th Emir of Kano. Remarkable isn’t it??? Read the official press release of the state government below:
Kano state government has announced the name of Sanusi Lamidu Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano state. He succeeds Alhaji Ado Bayero who died on Friday after spending 51 years on the throne.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi who made the announcement at Kano Government House today, Sunday, disclosed that the government chose his name out of three names forwarded by Kano Kingmakers.
“Under state customary, the king makers comprising the Madaki, Sarkin Bai, Makaman and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta had sat down and forwarded three names to the government to choose the one that will succeed the Late Emir Ado Abdullahi Bayero.
“Out of these three names the government has approved Sanusi Lamidu Sanusi, the Dan Majen Kano and former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as the new emir of Kano,” the SSG concluded.
Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, fnge, mni
Director of Press and Public Relations
to the Executive Governor of Kano state
Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso and new Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi
Meanwhile, supporters of Sanusi Ado Bayero, the son of the late Emir of Kano, who was defeated by Lamido Sanusi to emerge the emir of the ancient city, have taken to the streets to protest the rejection of their preferred candidate, Premium Times
Protesters take over kano streets to protest appointment of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano
A resident of the town, Ibrahim Hamisu, told reporters that the protesters set up bonfires using tyres around the Emirs’ palace.
He also said another group of protesters, who were marching to the Government House, were stopped by armed soldiers and policemen who formed a barricade to stop them from getting near the seat of government.
A source at the Emirate council said the supporters of Mr. Bayero were protesting because they felt shortchanged.
“Earlier in the day, message came to the Prince while he was at the palace receiving condolences that he needed to go and get set for turbanning in case he was the one selected, so, many of his supporters followed him to his private residence and most of them assumed that he must have been selected since he was getting set for turbanning,” our source said.
“Unknown to many, both nominees were required to be ready whether they will eventually be selected or not, but many misconstrued the order and were shocked when Sanusi Lamido was eventually announced and they are the ones protesting now.”
A lot of APC ‘politricks’ seems to be going on with the appointment of the new Emir. Anyways, congrats to him.