BREAKING: Sanusi Lamido to return as Emir of Kano

Barring any last minute delays/changes, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is set to return as the Emir of Kano, POLITICS NIGERIA has learned.

This follows the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution on Thursday to dethrone the current Emirs and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Sanusi is expected to be in Kano on Friday.

It can be recalled that Sanusi was dethroned as Emir of Kano by a Former Governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje. The creation of the new emirates was widely seen as a political move to diminish the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council and reduce Sanusi’s relevance and influence in the state.

The Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, shortly after Thursday’s session, told Journalists  that “the bill has been sent to the governor for assent, now there is no longer an active Emir in Kano in all the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye.”

“The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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