The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has accepted his appointment to head the Kano Council of Chiefs after an ultimatum issued him by the state government with threats of possible dethronement.
The Emir of Kano, in a letter to the office of the Secretary to the state government, called the attention of the Permanent Secretary on Special Duties to inform the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, that he has accepted the appointment as Chairman, Kano state Council of Chiefs, the action of which shows his acceptance of the four newly appointed Emirs as well as the new Kano Emirate Laws that confers the state governor with powers to dethrone an Emir or relegate him to lower office.
In a letter dated 19th December 2019 and signed by the Acting Secretary, Kano Emirate Council, Abba Yusuf, it is stated, “Kindly inform his Excellency that His Highness, Sarkin Kano, had not rejected his appointment as Chairman Kano State Council of Chiefs, His Highness accepted the appointment.”
He further requested for directives from the state governor for the appointment of staff of the Council, provision of accommodation for the Council Secretariat and other necessary logistics.
“His Highness requested for further directives of his Excellency, the Governor for clarity. These directives may include, appointment of the members of the Council, appointment of staff of the Council, provision of accommodation for the Council Secretariat and other logistics, to make the Council operational” the letters read.
The letter added that the request be “graciously” conveyed to the state governor with renewed assurances of highest esteem and regards of Emir Sanusi.
The letter is in response to an earlier letter from the office of the Secretary to the state government appointing Emir Sanusi as the Chairman of the newly founded Council of Chiefs to which Emir Sanusi had delayed response as whether he accepted the appointment or not.
This action led to the issuing of another letter calling his attention and asking him to respond within two days or face the consequences.