Kano: I accept my removal – Former Emir of Gaya backs down

Former Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir, says he has accepted his removal, saying it was an act of God.

Abdulkadir was one the first-class kings appointed by the former governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The emirs were on Thursday sacked after the incumbent governor Abba Kabir Yusuf signed the repeal of the law which balkanised the Kano Emirates.

The governor gave them 48 hours to vacate their palaces and hand over to the Commissioner of Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs.

The development has been causing chaos in the state with different groups staging protests across the state.

Addressing the matter on Sunday in an interview with BBC Hausa, the dethroned monarch said he bore no grudges against anybody.

He added that he had no plan to challenge the action in court and was ready to serve in another capacity if given the opportunity.

He said, “Nobody will feel happy about this development, but it is Allah that made you [on the throne], and everything has time.

“Allah has predestined that this would happen long before we were born, therefore we do not hold a grudge against anybody. It is the will of Allah and we have accepted it wholeheartedly.”

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