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‘Why Chiroma Kano, Ado Bayero was dethroned’

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KANO Emirate Council has explained the reason why Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero was stripped of the traditional title of Chiroma Kano.

The emirate Wednesday announced the immediate dethronement of the former managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji Bayero as Chiroma Kano and appointed Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero as the new holder of the title.

The traditional title of Chiroma is one of the senior councilors in the emirate and by tradition the position is reserved for the eldest son of the Emir.

In a statement signed by the Galadima of Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, the emirate accused the former Chiroma of disrespecting the Emir throne.

“It is a well known fact that in the history of Islam and the provision of the Sharia, whenever a leader (Emir) is appointed, it is obligatory for all citizens to pay homage as a mark of acceptance of the will of almighty God. And that was the reason the prophet of Islam said in an authentic report that whoever dies without paying homage to his leader has died of ignorance.

“This provision of Islamic Sharia has been in operation in Kano emirate since time immemorial and that is why it is compulsory for all traditional title holders to pay homage to any person that has been chosen by almighty Allah to become the Emir of Kano.”

According to the statement, “As we all know, since June 8th 2014, when the new Emir, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi was appointed, the former Chiroma Kano has refused to pay the traditional homage as demanded and expected of all traditional title holders, district heads and community leaders.

“Accordingly, all the district heads, traditional title holders and community leaders have paid the homage to his royal highness, the Emir of Kano. However, the Chiroma Kano as a senior councillor and district head of Gwale has refused to pay homage to the Emir,” said the Galadima Kano.

The Emir of Kano, who was former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) contested the throne with his uncle, the deposed Chiroma Kano.

After the former CBN governor was announced as Emir, Sanusi Ado Bayero left Kano and refused to recognise him as the monarch, a development the emirate deemed unacceptable.

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