Sallah: Crisis Looms In Kano As Dethroned Emir Bayero Plans Durbar

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has extended an invitation to all district heads in Kano Emirate to participate in the annual traditional durbar event in celebration of Eid-el-Kabir festival.

LEADERSHIP reports that Bayero’s plan to host the durbar comes amid his dethronement by the Kano State Government and the attendant legal tussle over the Kano Emirship.

The announcement, detailed in a circular signed by a senior councilor, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, who is the Galadiman Kano, marked a significant move by the embattled Bayero to assert his position as the ‘Emir of Kano’.

The circular, dated June 10, 2024, called on district heads to gather at Aminu Ado Bayero’s palace at Gidan Nassarawa, for the traditional durbar ceremony.

“We are directing all the district heads of the emirate to come along with their village heads, their horse riders, and praise singers for the festivities. Also, we are directing all the district heads to converge at Aminu Ado Bayero’s palace at Gidan Nassarawa on Saturday, Zhulhijjah 9, 1445 equivalent to June 15 at 11 am for further directives without delay or insubordination,” the circular read.

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