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Kano govt reacts to surfacing of ex-emir, Muhammad Sanusi’s picture at coronation hall

The surfacing of the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano’s picture, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi at Coronation Hall of the Kano Government House on Sunday is already generating controversy as many see the hanging of the picture as part of the move to return the deposed monarch.

SOLACEBASE had reported that the former governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje dethroned Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II in March 2020 over allegation of insubordination.

However, since the coming of the governor Abba Kabir Yusuf administration on May 29, 2023, there have been insinuation that the government would review the emirate law with many alleging that the intention of the review is to return the dethroned Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II and collapse the other four established emirates in the state to the old Kano Emirate.

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But speaking to SOLACEBASE on Monday, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor, said adorning the picture of the 14th emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi is not out of place.


According to him, ‘’the history of the coronation hall is synonymous to the 14th emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu Sanusi because it was built for his presentation of staff of office after he was crowned as the emir succeeding late Alhaji Ado Bayero in 2014 during the administration of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.’’

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‘’So traditionally, his picture shall remain there forever. Bringing back the picture of the 14th Emir is part of the ongoing rehabilitation to give the Coronation Hall a face lift.’’

When asked if the picture of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II at the coronation hall was part of a subtle way to bring him back to the throne, the governor’s Chief Spokesman denied knowledge of such.

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‘’Honestly to the best of my knowledge, the reason for the picture at the coronation hall is what I just told you.’’

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