Following the announcement of the Emir of Kano, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, amidst widespread protest by some Family members of the late Emir, Ado Bayero who felt the Eldest son should have been crowned king instead.
The state governor who went for Sanusi Lamido over Sanusi Ado Bayero following recommendation made by the Kind Makers of the Emirate Council Monday Explains that “the new emir was appointed on merit” while dismissing insinuations that the new emir’s appointment was politicly influenced.
The event which took place at the Government House Kano was attended by top government officials, stalwarts of All Progressive Party, opinion leaders, and business moguls in the city.
Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso said that the new emir’s wealth of experience and his connection with the ruling House gave him an edge over others.
The state governor issued an appointment letter and presented the staff of office to the new emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
The governor maintained that Sanusi’s name was never smuggled into the list.
His words: “I must clarify that the six contenders to the throne are good friends and it remains a statement of fact that only one would emerge”.