In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, October, 2020

Protest Rocks Kaduna Over Governor El-Rufai’s Resolution to Nullify Kingmakers’ Alternative for Late Emir of Zazzau

Protest Rocks Kaduna Over Governor El-Rufai's Decision to Nullify Kingmakers' Replacement for Late Emir of Zazzau

Emir of Zazzau

Emir of Zazzau


Kingmakers of the Zazzau emirate are protesting after accusing the Governor of Kaduna state of hijacking the method of choosing a brand new emir for the emirate.


This comes after the Governor cancelled the method that noticed the emergence of three candidates to succeed the late monarch, Shehu Idris.


Based on DailyPost, three candidates got here tops after voting and their names have been submitted to the Secretary to the State Authorities, Balarabe Abbas, the following day.


After one week since th SSG and different state officers witnessed how the highest three emerged, the affirmation of a brand new Emir remains to be being awaited.


Fears that the method would take an extended time have been confirmed on Wednesday when El-Rufai introduced that the kingmakers voting had been jettisoned.


To the chagrin of many who already accused him of “delayed ways”, the governor annulled the train on the bottom that two candidates have been excluded.


El-Rufai disclosed that the kingmakers have been engaged in a contemporary course of.

“KDSG directed a brand new spherical of the choice course of after cancelling the preliminary course of, which excluded two candidates.” he tweeted.


The kingmakers are usually not glad concerning the flip of occasions, and that the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has intervened.


Shut watchers are insisting that the legislation empowers the emirate functionaries to suggest to the governor. They’re additionally criticizing El-Rufai for allegedly hijacking the method.

“The governor first claimed he had not obtained the kingmakers’ report. Then stated he was studying books on the matter, then meets the President, then cancels the method. That is laughable”, an indigene stated.

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A supply advised DAILY POST that as El-Rufai tweeted on Wednesday, the kingmakers met the federal government’s delegates on the State Home in Kawo.


“Ibrahim Aminu (Waziri Zazzau), Umar Muhammad (Fagacin Zazzau), Muhammad Abbas (Makama Ƙarami), and Dalhatu Ƙasimu (Limamin Juma’a) have been seen there round 6pm. Muhammad Aliyu (Limamin Kona) arrived round 9pm”, he stated.

“The kingmakers maintained their place; that they stand by the cancelled course of and collection of three princes – Bashir Aminu (Iyan Zazzau), Aminu Shehu Idris (Turakin Zazzau), Muhammadu Munir Ja’afaru (Yariman Zazzau).

“They reminded state officers that the SSG carried out the voting course of, utilizing authorities’s standards. They complained about not being formally notified concerning the nullification tweeted by the governor.

“They then accomplished the evaluation types of the 2 ‘excluded candidates’ who submitted their paperwork. The duo are the explanation the governor cancelled the preliminary course of. The kingmakers didn’t vote once more.”


The 2 candidates Balarabe Tijjani (Bunu Zazzau) and Shehu Umar (Sarkin Dajin Zazzau).


The supply added that the kingmakers have been requested to reconfirm their votes.

“They reaffirmed that they voted consciously and with out prejudice, according to the governor’s public directive in his closing remarks of the third-day prayer for late Emir Shehu Idris.

“Sanusi Lamido, the previous Emir of Kano, got here on Zoom video to plead to them for a change of coronary heart for his good friend, Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli (Magajin Garin), however they flatly refused. They returned to Zaria round 11pm on Wednesday.”


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Bamalli, the fast previous Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand, was among the many eight the kingmakers dropped throughout screening.


In the meantime, policemen and troopers have been deployed to some strategic components of Zaria.


They’re presently round Kofan Doka, Babban Dodo and on the Emir of Zazzau’s Palace.


With the 2 excluded candidates now added, the names of all 13 princes are Balarabe Tijjani (Bunu Zazzau), Shehu Umar (Sarkin Dajin Zazzau), Bashir Aminu (Iyan Zazzau), Aminu Shehu Idris (Turakin Zazzau), Muhammadu Munir Ja’afaru (Yariman Zazzau), Ahmad Nuhu Bammali (Magajin Garin Zazzau).


Others are Abdulkarim Aminu (Wanban Zazzau), Aminu Umaru Idris (Dangaladiman Zazzau), Bello Umaru Idris (Baraden Zazzau), Saidu àMailafiya (Ciroman Zazzau), Shitu Dikko (Dangaladiman Waziri Zazzau), Sambo Shehu Idris (Sarkin Kudun Zazzau), and Yusuf Shehu Idris (Sadaukin Zazzau).

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