Sanusi resigns due to Ganduje’s balkanization of the Kano Emirate

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Haruna Sanusi, the district head of Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State has resigned his appointment, citing health ground and recent changes in the emirate system.

The district head, who holds the title of Dan Galadiman Kano, announced his resignation in a letter to Secretary to the State Government, dated May 10.

The governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje on May 8 created four additional emirates and first class emirs in the state, to allegedly whittle down the influence of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, whom he had fallen out with.

The new emirs are Aminu Ado-Bayero, Bichi; Tafida Ila, Rano; Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Gaya and; Ibrahim Abubakar ll, Karaye.

On Friday, a Kano High Court had ordered the governor to maintain the status quo and take no further action.

But the governor on Saturday presented appointment letters to the new emirs, saying he was unaware of the court order. He presented staff of office to the new emirs on Sunday.

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