Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano [pictured above] yesterday sacked Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero, the eldest son of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, as the Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale, according to a Thisday.
Without much ado, he appointed the Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero in his place. What escaped many’s notice s the reason behind he sack.
Sanusi Ado Bayero has been allegedly having a running battle with the current emir.
The race to succeed the late leader, Ado Bayero, was keen between the younger Bayero and Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
In a statement made available to THISDAY in Kano yesterday late evening and signed by the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, revealed that Sanusi Ado Bayero was stripped of his revered title as a prominent member of the Kano emirate council close to the emir over his alleged recalcitrant posture of refusing to pay homage to the new emir as ordained by the teaching of Sharia.
The statement read: “It was the provision of the Sharia law and custom that had compelled every member of the Kano emirate council to be loyal to the new king with the demise of the incumbent, stressing that God in his infinite wisdom, gives power to whom He so ever wishes and takes it away from anyone He so wishes.”
It also added that paying homage to a king was an abiding obligation on the shoulder of every traditional title holder spanning many centuries since its creation adding that it was mandatory for any disloyal traditional title holder to either abdicate his title or allowed the emir to appoint any loyal person of his choice.
“As you are all aware, since the demise of the late emir and the appointment of his successor, on June 8, 2014, all traditional title holders including District Heads and others, had cringed to pay their respect and homage to Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new emir with the exception of the removed Ciroman Kano.”
“It is in view of this development that his royal highness, the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II took the decision to confirm the appointment of Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero as the new Ciroman Kano,” the statement concluded.
The issue of the alleged disloyalty, THISDAY gathered, came to the open at the time all traditional title holders in the Kano emirate council came to pay their homage to the new monarch with the exception of the deposed Ciroman Kano.
The emir’s palace in Kano was under the strict surveillance of heavily armed security operatives drafted to maintain law and order ahead of the announcement of the appointment of the new Ciroman Kano which was widely speculated.
It was also gathered that the deposed Ciroman Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Bayero, had completely disappeared from the public glare since the appointment of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 13th Fulani emir of Kano