Deposed Emir, Ado Bayero Now A Private Citizen – Kano Gov’t Declares

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Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf has declared the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, a private citizen following recent court rulings.

This announcement was made by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature, on Wednesday.

According to Bature, the Kano State High Court’s decisions uphold the Kano State Assembly’s move to repeal the 2019 Kano Emirate law, effectively stripping Ado Bayero of his royal title.

“The decision of the Kano State Assembly has been reaffirmed by the court. Ado Bayero is now a normal citizen, and whatever happened is based on the repealed 2024 law, which invalidated the 2019 Emirate laws that divided the Kano Emirate into five,” Bature said.

Speaking on Arise TV’s Morning Show, Bature confirmed that the court’s rulings validate the State Assembly’s actions, recognizing Sanusi as the Emir of Kano until further court decisions.

Bature explained that even if Emir Sanusi had not been reinstated, the State Assembly’s decision to repeal the law would still stand, reverting to pre-2019 circumstances where Emir Sanusi remains the sole Emir of a unified Kano State.

“Based on the court’s decision, actions taken under the repealed law were brought to the governor by the Speaker of the State Assembly. He assented and announced the reinstatement of Emir Sanusi at 5:10 PM on May 23, 2024.

“By virtue of the High Court declaring the law as valid, it confirms the deposition of former Emir Ado Bayero, and he remains a private citizen like every other resident of Kano. He should not be seen occupying any government property. That government property is defective; it’s a mud house where he has forcefully stayed for over a month now,” Bature added.

It can be recalled that Governor Yusuf in May reinstated Muhammad Sanusi as the 15th Emir of Kano, a decision made possible by the enactment of the 2024 Kano Emirate law, which repealed the previous law.

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