Teeming supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) booed the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, at the Sani Abacha Stadium, venue of the inauguration ceremony for the new governor.
Immediately, the first-class monarch arrived the venue, angry crowed started shouting on top of their voices.
A similar treatment was meted to Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, younger brother of the Kano Emir.
But security operatives quickly moved in and escorted the monarchs to their seats.
Former governor of the state, Umar Ganduje, had crowned Bayero, 15th Emir of Kano in 2020, after dethroning Muhammadu Sanusi.
Among the reasons stated for Sanusi’s dethronement were alleged insubordination, refusal to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Law.
But, speaking in April this year, Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), said the incoming government in Kano would revisit the issues.
He said the opportunity to revisit Sanusi’s dethronement had presented itself and that he would advise the incoming government on what to do as an elder.
“We as elders in the movement will continue to advise them to do things that are proper.
“We tried not to talk about whether the Emir would be removed or not, but now you see, the opportunity is there.
“Those who God made leaders will now decide on the next step and decision to take. They will review it and determine what is the right thing to be done.
“Apart from the issue of changing the emir, the emirates have now been divided into five. All of that will be reviewed too. When a leader comes into power whether in a country, state or local government area, he inherits things that are good and things that are difficult and challenging.
“We are confident God will give the governor (Abba Kabir Yusuf) the wisdom to come and resolve the challenges planted in Kano state so that everyone will leave peacefully in Kano state,”