Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has approved the appointment of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as the 15th Emir of Kano in the ruling Fulani dynasty.
This came barely three hours after the dethronement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II.
Until his new appointment, Aminu Ado Bayero was the Emir of Bichi.
Alhaji Usman Alhaji Announcement
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, announced the appointment of the new emir while addressing a news conference at the Government House, Kano on Monday.
“I have been directed by his Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje following the resolution of the state Executive Council and recommendation by Kano Kingmakers to announce the appointment of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano”.
“In my capacity as the Secretary to the state government, I have been directed by sections 11 subsection 1 of Kano state Emirate Council law 2019 to announce the appointment of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former emir of Bichi as the 15th Emir of Kano in the ruling Fulani dynasty”.
He said the appointment of the new Emir followed the recommendation received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from the Kingmakers,” Usman added.
Acceptance speech by Dethroned Emir of Kano Sanusi
After been dethroned by the state government, Emir Sanusi gave his acceptance speech, which is from his twitter handle as follows or click here to see full text.
“The throne of an emir is not permanent, every king and leader should know this.
If it was a permanent throne, I wouldn’t have been the emir of Kano.
Before I came someone was emir and before him someone else was there.
Whenever God says your time on the throne is over, if you don’t leave with your legs, people will carry your body out of the palace.
It is God that gives power and it is God that takes power”.
The Four Kingmakers; the Makaman Kano Abdullahi Sarki Bayero, Sarkin Bai Mukthar Adnan, Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Alhaji Bello Tuta, and Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani Cigari were present when the Secretary to the Government, Usman Alhaji announced the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero after brainstorming for hours.
Aminu Ado Bayero was appointed the Waban Kano by the dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II after becoming the 14th Emir of Kano some five years ago.
He was elevated from the rank of Sarkin Dawakin Tsakar Gida by Emir Sanusi II after been Turbaned by the former government of Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso late 2014.