Two years back, When the Emir of Kano fell ill and travelled to London for treatment, There were rumors that he was in Coma. A certain governor of central bank and Islamic Scholar from the University of Sudan, was dishing out billions all over Kano in populist gestures. He allegedly gave 1 billion naira each to all those that mattered in the emirate.
It’s instructive to note that this CBN governor was rumored to have been detained by Sani Abacha on accusation of mobilizing fundamentalist who beheaded Gideon Akaluka, put his head on a pole and went round Kano, killing defenseless Igbos in December 1994.
Fast forward to 18th January 2013. The late emir of kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero’s convoy was attacked and riddled with bullets. Two of the emir’s sons, Ciroman Kano Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero and Turakin Kano Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, who were on the convoy, sustained gunshot injuries in the hand and leg, respectively. It was a targeted assassination attempt to wipe out the Emir and his sons.
A few months later in April, three suicide bombers stormed the Emirs palace with Keke napep on the day the Emir and his sons were meeting at the palace. One of the bombers died instantly as his bomb exploded close to the palace gate, while soldiers shot the other one dead. The third was mobbed to death by Kano youths. It was a second attempt to wipe out the Emir and all his sons .
Who wanted the Emir dead in a hurry? Why is the APC, whom their ex member FFK described as the Muslim brotherhood, celebrating as if they just won the Presidential election? Why is El Rufai taunting Jonathan as if the Emir of Kano is now the Emir of the world. Is the APC saying they are the direct beneficiaries of the death of Ado Bayero? Why are there riots in Kano just because of the turbarning of a mere traditional ruler whom a governor appoints and can depose easily?
But I’m happy that this appointment has made the APC members happy. The APC chieftains has been wining and dining Kano ever since his appointment.
Thanks for letting us know that your member seats on the emirate throne in Kano. So I can choose to treat and perceive him like a political emir. Why should any other party member visit an APC Emir. So when next Jonathan visits Kano, he can choose not to visit your throne. It’s not compulsory !!!’
Have you imagined an Emir of Kano in Court giving evidence under oath and been examined at witness box.
I am pretty certain this will happen under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS) , he has cases pending in Court and he instituted those cases.
Let’s see how this purported APC Northern vs PDP Agenda unfolds in the coming days