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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Northern group appeals for harmony in Kano emirate dispute

Northern group appeals for harmony in Kano emirate dispute

The Northern Professionals Forum has called on the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to facilitate peace in Kano amidst the ongoing emirship crisis.

The appeal was articulated in a communique released in Kano on Monday following a meeting attended by the forum's chapters from the 19 Northern states.

Arch. Usman Yusuf, the Forum's Director-General, delivered the communique to newsmen, urging politicians with vested interests in the crisis to abandon their grievances and support the newly enacted law reinstating Emir Sanusi.

"We admonish and call upon the Former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, to toe the path of honour and dignity, and allow peace to reign in Kano State," Yusuf stated. 

"We equally enjoin all politicians who are the authors of balkanizing the long historic monolithic Kano Emirate, to eschew bitterness, and embrace the new law, for the onward progress and continued coexistence of peace-loving people of Kano State.”

The forum, representing professionals from various fields across Northern Nigeria, expressed its deep concern over the controversy surrounding the executive approval of the Kano State Emirates Council Amendment Law, Repeal Bill 2024. 

The law was passed by the State House of Assembly, approved by the Kano State Executive Council, and assented to by the Executive Governor of Kano State.

"Having inductively looked at the issues at stake, and of course, upon our legal luminary's professional counsel and advice; as well, expert autopsy of the subject matter we hereby affirm that the actions of the Kano State House of Assembly were done in accordance with the provisions of the law and extant rules," the communique stated.

Furthermore, the forum supported the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano, saying that it was in tandem with the rule of law and powers conferred on the Governor as enshrined in the 1999 constitution, as amended.”

 

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