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  • Updated: May 26, 2024

Kano Emir tussle: Group warns against state of emergency 

Kano Emir tussle: Group warns against state of emergency 

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has expressed concern over the ongoing power tussle involving the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and the dethroned Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.

The group warns against any attempt to impose a state of emergency in the state, adding these developments threaten to plunge Kano State into chaos and anarchy, undermining the peace and stability of the broader northern Nigeria region.

Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, gave the warning on Saturday, against any attempts to exploit the situation to declare a state of emergency in the state. 

He stated; “Such actions are viewed as reckless and unnecessary provocations that could dismantle over 1,000 years of Kano’s political heritage.”

He said the court ruling which security operatives are relying on, facilitated the controversial return of Emir Aminu Bayero.

“This ruling was issued by a judge who is currently out of the country and not in office.

This situation raises significant concerns about the legitimacy and appropriateness of the court order. The reliance on what CISLAC describes as a ‘kangaroo court order’ to justify the police and other security operatives’ invasion of Kano State is deeply troubling and exacerbates tensions,” he said.

The statement further asserted that the state government holds the constitutional power to appoint and confirm traditional leaders, including the Emir.

“The attempt to usurp this power and push the state into a state of anarchy is unacceptable,” Rafsanjani emphasized.

“CISLAC firmly believes that the autonomy of the Kano State Government in managing its traditional institutions must be respected to avoid further conflict.”

It urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to resist any attempt by desperate politicians to disrupt the peace and harmony currently prevailing in Kano State

 

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