The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has confirmed his acceptance of his appointment as the first Chairman of the Kano State Council of Chiefs.
Recall, that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of Kano State Ministry of Special Duty, Musa Bichi, had issued a two-day ultimatum to the Emir, to either confirm his acceptance or rejection of the offer of his appointment.
However, in a letter dated 19th December, 2019, and signed on behalf of the Kano Emirate Council by the Acting Secretary, Alhaji Abba Yusuf, it was said that the Emir has graciously accepted the appointment.
The letter reads: “Kindly inform His Excellency, that His Highness, Sarkin Kano, has not rejected his appointment as Chairman, Kano State Council of Chiefs.
“His Highness accepted the appointment. In doing so, his Highness requested for further directives of His Excellency, the Governor.
“For clarity, this directive may include appointment of other members of the Council, appointment of staff of the Council, provision of accommodation for the Secretariat, and other logistics, to make the Council operational.”
The letter which was addressed to the Secretary to the State Government, further stated that, “you are hereby requested to graciously convey to his Excellency, the Governor, the renewed assurances of the high esteem and regards of His Highness, Sarkin Kano.”
To this end, the acceptance of the appointment by the Emir, through the earlier letter, is clearly a response that the Emir has conceded defeat.