Aminu Bayero, the deposed Emir of Kano, is receiving district heads in Nassarawa palace.

Also, Muhammadu Sanusi, the reinstated Emir, played host to district heads in his Kano palace.

It was gathered that the district heads who just paid homage to Bayero are not loyal to Sanusi.

Kano has been embroiled in crisis since Sanusi was reinstated as Emir on Thursday.

Bayero returned to Kano on Saturday to a hero’s welcome from his supporters.

However, Abba Yusuf, the Kano governor, immediately ordered Bayero’s arrest for “disturbing the peace”.

The Kano State House of Assembly had amended a 2019 law which was used by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano at the time, to depose Sanusi as Emir.

The 2019 legislation had balkanised the emirate into Bichi, Rano, Karaye, Kano and Gaya.

The repealed version sacked the Emirs of all the jurisdictions. While all the deposed Emirs have complied with the governor’s directive to vacate their palaces, Bayero has not.

Protests from Bayero’s supporters erupted across Kano on Sunday.

(The Cable)


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