Emir of Kano: Palace sealed, Ganduje may name Ado Bayero’s son as new Emir

There are indications that the Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, may name Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, son of the late emir of Kano and the current emir of Bichi as replacement for sacked Muhammadu Sanusi, as Emir of Kano.

Although Governor Ganduje is presently presiding over an emergency security council meeting, a credible source at the Government House told our correspondent that Ganduje is set to announce the new emir.

The Emir’s Palace was heavily guarded as the state government has deployed security men to seal off the place shortly after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the emir by the Kano State Government.

Hundreds of Kano residents were also seen gathering close to the palace of the deposed emir, whose palace guards were said to have been withdrawn.

Relatives and some confidantes, like Dr Bashir Aliyu, the chief Imam of Alfurqan Mosque, were among those with him at the time of his dethronement. Besides, security at the entrances to Kano State Government House and the state house of assembly have been beefed up, apparently to forestall protest.

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