Some district heads in Kano flouted the directive given by the state governor not to attend annual Durbar celebration at Emir Sanusi’s palace. The district heads whose territories fall under the new emirates created by Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje were on Monday evening participated in the Kano Hawan Daushe.
Their participation was in defiance of an order by the governor that the newly enthroned emirs should observe the annual Durbar celebration at their respective emirates.
The governor’s directive was issued in response to an order by Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II inviting District Heads from all 44 local governments in Kano to attend the Hawan Daushe in Kano city.
Recall that governor Ganduje issued a statement through his Chief Press Secretary Abba Anwar, which ordered the district heads not to honor Emir Sanusi’s invitation.
The statement further ordered only district heads under the jurisdiction of the Kano Emirate should attend the Hawan Daushe at Kano while district heads in the four new emirates created by the Ganduje administration should attend the Durbar at their respective emirate capitals.
Against the directive given by the governor, no fewer than 11 district heads were in Kano on Monday for the festival.
Those who attended include; Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani of Dawakin Tofa, Dan Amar Aliyu Harizimi Umar of Doguwa, Dokaji Muhammadu Aliyu of Garko, Makama Sarki Ibrahim of Wudil, Sarkin Fulanin Ja’idinawa Buhari Muhammad of Garun Malam, and Barde Idris Bayero of Bichi.
Others were Sarkin Bai Mukhtar Adnan of Danbatta, Yarima Lamido Abubakar of Takai, Dan Isa Kabiru Hashim of Warawa, Dan Madami Ibrahim Hamza Bayero of Kiru, and Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta Bello Abubakar of Gabasawa.
The district heads’ defiance is in continuation of the running battle between Ganduje and Emir Sanusi II.
The Ganduje administration is accusing the Emir of supporting his political opponents, an allegation the monarch has always refuted.
Ganduje had attempted deposing the Emir but some influential citizens had intervened to stop the move.
In May 2019, Ganduje splited the Kano Emirate into five kingdoms and appointed four first -class emirs for the the new emirates.
34 local government areas were carved out from the Kano Emirate, leaving only Kano Municipal, Dala, Tarauni, Nassarawa, Fagge, Dala, Kumbotso, Ungoggo, Dawakin Kudu and Minjibir under the jurisdiction of Emir Sanusi II.
Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar also heads 10 local governments – Rano, Bunkure, Kibiya, Takai, Sumaila, Kura, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Kiru, and Bebeji.
Bichi Emirate headed by Emir Aminu Ado Bayero has nine local governments – Bichi, Bagwai, Shanono, Tsanyawa, Kunchi, Makoda, Danbatta, Dawakin Tofa, and Tofa.
Gaya Emirate under Emir Ibrahim Abdulkadir comprises of eight local governments – Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu, Wudil, Garko, Warawa, Gezawa, and Gabasawa.
Karaye Emirate led by Emir Ibrahim Abubakar II has seven local governments – Karaye, Rogo, Gwarzo, Kabo, Rimin Gado, Madobi.