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Dethroned Emir Bayero Invites District Heads, Insists on Leading Traditional Sallah Festival

Ado Bayero has issued a circular inviting all district heads to participate in the traditional Sallah Durbar in Kano State.

The dethroned Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has issued a circular inviting all the district heads to participate in the upcoming traditional Sallah Durbar in the state.

The Circular, with the reference number

KEC/ADM/27C/VOL11 signed by the Senior Councillor Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, ordered the district heads to attend a special meeting with the dethroned Emir before Sallah.

Bayero, still occupies the second Emir’s house located in Nassarawa local government area, few meters away from the Kano State Government House.

Traditionally, only Emirs are allowed to lead the traditional Sallah festivals, such as the Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha celebrations,which stand as a symbol of authority and responsibility as the custodian of the Emirate’s traditions and culture.

However, Bayero’s announcement, may further heighten the current emirship tussle on who has the right to lead the traditional Sallah festivals, between the deposed Emir Bayero, and the 16th Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.

It could be recalled that there was speculation during the height of the Emirate crisis, when supporters of the deposed Emir, insisted that Bayero, would lead Friday prayers at the Kano City Central Mosque, where Emir Sanusi was expected to lead the prayer according to the tradition.

As part of efforts to avert the crisis, the Kano State Government has expressed concern over the occupation of the second palace by the deposed Emir, saying that, Bayero constitutes a security risk in the state.

The Deputy Governor of the State Comrade Aminu Gwarzo, made the plea during a press conference on Monday at Government House, Kano.

Gwarzo, frowned at what he described as unusual movements of thugs and some top APC members who are hell-bent to forment trouble in the state.

He appealed to President Tinubu and NSA Ribadu”s office to investigate the happenings in Kano and evacuate Aminu Bayero from his current residence “as he is constituting security threat in the state “

Bayero’s invitation was seen by many, as a move to test his support and loyalty from the general public especially, the district heads, majority of whom have already pitched their tent with the reinstated Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Ahmad Sorondinki in Kano

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