The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II is making headlines after sacking the Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu for being involved in a Grand Reception in honour of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje last Wednesday.
The incident has caused rippled within the Kano Emirate Council as the Alhaji Auwalu, who is in charge of decorating the Emir’s horse was ordered to leave his residence of over 30 years. Trouble stated for Alhaji Auwalu when he raised the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, His Highness, Sarkin Ado Abdullahi Bayero in celebration with Ganduje as the Governor’s long convoy passed through the Emir’s Palace from Kano airport towards Government House.
A Palace source said Emir Sanusi who was not in Kano during Ganduje’s reception was highly angered over the action Auwalu. The Palace source further stated: “You know what is happening between the Emir and Governor Ganduje.”
“In fact, members of the Emirate Council were warned against attending any government function which the Emir did not approve of.”
“The Emir was outraged over the action of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, which he considered as acts of disloyalty. This man is a very popular man within the Palace. He arranges the Horse for the Emir and he has stayed in the Palace for over 30 years. People around here are not happy over his plight. People are angry because they believe he is being treated unjustly.”