The 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, who was recently dethroned by the state government, has invited district heads to participate in the traditional durbar event celebrating Sallah,Daily Trust reports.

The announcement was made in a circular signed by Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, Galadiman Kano, a senior councilor of the emirate, on Tuesday.

Dated June 10, 2024, the circular instructed all district heads of the emirate to attend the event with their village heads, horse riders, and praise singers.

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The circular states, “We are directing all district heads of the emirate to come along with their village heads, horse riders, and praise singers for the festivities. All district heads are to assemble at Aminu Ado Bayero’s palace at Gidan Nassarawa on Saturday, Zhulhijjah 9, 1445, equivalent to June 15, at 11 am for further directives without delay or insubordination. After the day’s court sitting, the emir will meet with all the district heads at the palace’s hall at Gidan Nassarawa to discuss the details of this year’s durbar activities.”

Additionally, the circular mentioned that local government chairmen had been notified to facilitate the smooth transportation of the district heads into Kano metropolis.

However, seven out of the eight district heads in Kano emirate have publicly pledged allegiance to Emir Sanusi. Furthermore, the local government chairmen, who were informed of the event, belong to the NNPP government that dethroned Bayero, and they have pledged allegiance to his successor, Sanusi II.

It remains uncertain whether the district heads will respond to Ado Bayero’s invitation or align with Emir Sanusi and the Kano state government.


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