“There is only one King” – Supporters of Emir Sanusi chant outside Kano palace [VIDEO]

In a show of solidarity, supporters of the 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, gathered outside the Kano Emir’s Palace, chanting “Sarki Daya ne” (There is only one King). 

The rally follows the recent controversial reinstatement of Emir Sanusi by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, which has sparked significant political and social tension in the state.

The supporters, numbering in the hundreds, are voicing their allegiance to Sanusi amidst an ongoing legal and political tussle over the emirship. 

The scene outside the palace is charged with emotion, as supporters wave banners and placards bearing Sanusi’s image, calling for the preservation of his leadership. 

The gathering has remained peaceful, with a visible presence of security personnel ensuring order and preventing any potential escalation of tensions.

This demonstration comes amid conflicting reports and statements regarding the emirship. 

The Kano State Police Command announced its commitment to enforcing a Federal High Court order that restrains the state government from reinstating Sanusi. 

The court order, issued by Justice A.M. Liman, was secured by a traditional title holder, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba, Aminu Babba-Dan’Agundi, and aims to maintain the status quo pending further legal proceedings.

Adding to the controversy, the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has refuted allegations that NSA Nuhu Ribadu facilitated the return of the dethroned Emir, Aminu Ado-Bayero, to Kano. 

The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Aminu Abdulsalam, had claimed that Ribadu arranged transportation for Ado-Bayero, a claim denied by the NSA’s spokesperson, Zakari Mijinyawa.

On his, prominent human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong called on the federal government to refrain from interfering in the emirship dispute, stressingh that such matters are within the purview of the Kano King Makers and the state governor. 

Effiong urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to respect the traditional and legal processes, warning against the potential for further unrest.

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The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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