Aminu Ado Bayero, former Emir of Bichi has been announced as successor to the dethroned Muhammad Sanusi as Emir of Kano.
Bayero is one of the sons of the late Emir Ado Bayero, who Sanusi replaced. The new Emir was said to have been the one who was elected by the Emirate council before the political class over-ruled them and enthroned Sanusi.
A graduate of Bayero University, Kano, Aminu Bayero is said to be very popular in the city, which explains why the enthronement of Sanusi was rebuffed by the Kano people at the outset.
He becomes the 15th Emir of Kano.
The Kano State Executive Council approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi, at a special sitting held on Monday.
Before the dethronement, there was crisis in the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday over the issue.
As of the time of filing this report, security had been beefed up at the House of Assembly complex.
It was learnt that the fight broke out during a debate on the report of the Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Ant-Corruption Commission.
Sanusi has been sent on exile to Nasarawa State where he is under the close watch of the officials of the Department of State Security.
The removal of Sanusi was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, at the State Executive Council meeting on Monday.
According to him, a new emir would soon be appointed.
Also, in an official tweet, Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, said “The Kano State Executive Council has unanimously approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kamo Mallam Muhammad Sanusi Ii at a special sitting held today by the council.”