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Tension As Protest Breaks Out At Disbanded Kano Emirate

Posted by Samuel on Sun 26th May, 2024 - tori.ng

While assenting to the law on Thursday, Governor Abba Yusuf announced dissolution of the four extra emirates created by Ganduje.

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Demonstrators have stormed the streets of Gaya, one of the five emirates that were impacted by the rescinded Kano Emirates Council Law.

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) controlled House of Assembly had repealed the law which ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje used to dethrone Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II in 2020.

While assenting to the law on Thursday, Governor Abba Yusuf announced dissolution of the four extra emirates created by Ganduje.

The emirates are Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi.

The governor also directed all the monarchs, including Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Emir of Gaya, to hand over to Comrade Abdulsalam Gwarzo, Deputy Governor, who oversees the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affair.

Residents told Daily Trust that the dethroned Emir vacated the palace at midnight on Thursday.

There was no sign of any form of violence or resistance in the town as there was the presence of armed security personnel.

A resident, Abubakar Shuaibu, had said some people were not happy with the development.

But on Sunday morning, residents trooped to the streets to reject the dissolution of the emirate.

Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the protesters alleged injustice, saying the dissolution of the emirate has political undertone.



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