Northerners React to Kano Royal Tussle, Seek Caution

As the royal tussle in Kano continues to take dimensions, Northerners have expressed mixed reactions over the impasse, with many calling on the two parties to amicably shelve their differences for the sake of peace and unity amongst the citizens of the state.

Backed by a Federal High Court Order, the Dethroned Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero claimed to be the legitimate owner of the throne despite residing in Nasarawa wing of the palace while the Kano State backed Emir, Muhammadu Sunusi II resides in Gidan Dano main palace amidst cheers by supporters of all.

Northerners have taken to social media to express their displeasures over the circumstances with a section of them blaming the federal government over ‘alleged’ involvement in a matter that is solely under the jurisdiction of the state government.

Atiku Abubakar, the Wazirin Adamawa and 2023 Presidential candidate of the PDP says the action of federal government in deploying soldiers in Kano tussle is an upset to the peace and security of the state and also, a breach of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The Wazirin Adamawa in a statement by Paul Ibe, his Media Adviser  said the action of the Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in signing the amended Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 by the State House of Assembly is in line with the powers conferred on the governor as provided by section 5(2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

According to him the return of the dethroned Emir, Aminu backed by federal might is an invitation to anarchy and therefore said for any reason anything happened in Kano, the federal government has to be held responsible.  security

“We wish to state unequivocally that if for any reason, law and order breaks in Kano State, particularly Kano Municipal, the Federal Government should be responsible as the act of providing security cover to the former Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero to come back to Kano is an invitation to anarchy”, he said.

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Abdul Gusau @AbdoolkadirM, an X (formerly Twitter) user expressed hope that the Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf is not using the emirate saga to distract the attention of the state’s people from demanding accountability over his one year stewardship of the state.

“I Hope Abba is not using this Emirship saga to distract people’s attention from asking what he has done in his first as governor while his colleagues are ready to unveil number of projects to celebrate their first year anniversary his eyes only focus on the throne as if it bring food to the table”, he tweet.

Bashir Ahmed, Digital Communications Assistant to former President, Muhammadu Buhari, opined that respecting traditional culture goes hand in hand with preserving peaceful coexistence and as such, there is the need to cherish these traditions as they are the bedrock of the north’s collective heritage.An X handle, Arewa Twitter Connect@ArewaaConnect opined that both the parties are backing up their personal interests at the detriment of the masses, saying “the truth is Ganduje, Kwankwaso, Abba, Sanusi Lamido and Aminu Ada are al doing this for their personal interest and not the interest of the masses. None of them is clean”.

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