Kano’s Emir Sanusi Denies Sacking Palace Chief For Attending Ganduje Event

Kano’s Emir Sanusi Denies Sacking Palace Chief For Attending Ganduje Event

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on October 15, 2019
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Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II at his coronation in 2014
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II at his coronation in 2014

The Kano Emirate Council on Sunday, October 13, 2019 denied the trending information that it sacked Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu, the custodian of the Emir’s horse.

The alleged sacking had been trending online that Sanusi on Saturday fired and ordered Auwalu to vacate his house located within the palace as punishment for participating in the ‘Welcome Home Rally’ for Governor Abdulahi Ganduje last Wednesday.

But a palace source said the emirate only retrieved the keys of the emirate’s stable from the chief, following the discovery of some missing valuables in the stable.

Maja Siddin is the custodian of the emirate council stable for a long time

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, denied the report.

The Sack

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has ordered the sack of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu for participating in the grand reception in honour of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje last Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

The Maja Sidden Sarkin Kano, who is in-charge of decorating the Emir’s Horse, was also asked to vacate his residence of over 30 years.

The Nation reports that the development has caused serious disaffection within the Kano Emirate Council.

Trouble stated for Alhaji Auwalu when he raised the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, His Highness, Sarkin Ado Abdullahi Bayero in celebration with Ganduje as the Governor’s long convoy passed through the Emir’s Palace from Kano airport towards Government House last Wednesday.

A Palace source, who craved anonymity, said Emir Sanusi who was not in Kano during Ganduje’s reception was highly angered over the action Auwalu.
The Palace source further stated: “You know what is happening between the Emir and Governor Ganduje. In fact, members of the Emirate Council were warned against attending any government function which the Emir did not approve of.

“The Emir was outraged over the action of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, which he considered as acts of disloyalty. This man is a very popular man within the Palace. He arranges the Horse for the Emir and he has stayed in the Palace for over 30 years.

“People around here are not happy over his plight. People are angry because they believe he is being treated unjustly. I don’t think it is a sin to join happy residents to celebrate the Tribunal victory and home-coming of Governor Ganduje.”

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