No less than 11 district chiefs in Kano rejected the order of Governor Umar Ganduje not to attend the annual celebration of Dubar at Emir Mohammed Sanusi II’s palace.
His attendance at the celebration was in disobedience to Ganduje, who had told them not to honor Sanusi’s invitation to the event.
Ganduje in a statement from his media assistant Abba Anwar ordered the district chiefs to reject Sanusi’s invitation. He said that only district chiefs under the jurisdiction of Kano Emirate should attend Hawan Daushe.
The governor asked the district chiefs of the four new emirates created by his administration to observe the Durbars in their respective emirate capitals.
The district chiefs who attended the Dubar are Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani of Dawakin Tofa, Dan Amar Aliyu Harizimi Umar of Doguwa, Dokaji Muhammadu Aliyu of Garko, Makama Sarki Ibrahim of Wudil, Sarkin Fulanin Ja’idinawa Buhari Muhammad of Garun Malam and Barde Idris Bichi Bayero
Others were Sarkin Bai Mukhtar Adnan from Danbatta, Yarima Lamido Abubakar from Takai, Dan Isa Kabiru Hashim from Warawa, Dan Madami Ibrahim Hamza Bayero from Kiru and Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta Bello Abubakar from Gabasawa.
Before Ganduje’s leadership, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II had invited the district chiefs of the 44 local governments in Kano to attend the Hawan Daushe in the city of Kano.
However, the Ganduje directive against Sanusi’s invitation may not be disconnected from the alleged dispute between them.
Earlier this year, the state government divided the Kano Emirate into five to reduce the influence of Sanusi as the chief ruler of the Kano Emirate.
Although a state superior court ruled against the creation of the emirates, Ganduje went ahead to inaugurate the emirs and said his action preceded the court order.