Sallah: Anxiety as Ado-Bayero invites district heads to durbar amid emirship tussle

The sacked Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero on Tuesday invited all the district heads in the state’s emirate to durbar, a traditional event held in commemoration of Sallah.

The invitation was contained in a circular issued on Tuesday by Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, Galadiman Kano, a councilor of the emirate.

The circular directed the district heads of the emirate to proceed to the palace along with their village head, their praise singers and horse riders.

It reads: “We are directing all the district heads of the emirate to come along with their village head, their horse riders and phrase singer for the festivities.

“Also we are directing all the district heads to converge at Aminu Ado Bayero’s palace at Gidan Nassarawa on Saturday, Zulhijjah 9, 1445 equivalent to June 15 at 11 am for further directives without delay or insubordination.

“After the day’s court sitting, the emir will meet with all the district heads at the palace’s hall at Gidan Nasarawa intended to shed light on how this year’s durbar activities will roll out.”

However, gathered that 7 out of the 8 district heads in Kano emirate had publicly pledged allegiance to the reinstated Emir Sanusi Lamido.

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