The feud between Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Emir Muhammadu Sanusi, have returned to the trenches.
To recap, Ganduje and Sanusi’s rift follows from the 2019 governorship election in the state in which the emir opposed the governor’s re-election.
After his victory at the poll, Ganduje balkanised the Kano Emirate to get back at Sanusi with rumour rife that his target was to remove him as emir.
Subsequently, peace was believed to have been brokered between them.
But indication has however emerged that their fight is still on course following a directive by state government to district heads in the state to observe the traditional Hawan Daushe or durbar ceremony in the respective new emirate.
A durbar is festival that holds during Eid el Kabir and eid el Fitri celebrations. It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the emir and his entourage on horses.
The directive was contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, chief press secretary to the Gov. Ganduje.
It reads in part: “Against some calls circulating in the social media, that all district heads were directed to attend Hawan Daushe at Kano emir’s palace, the Kano State government has directed all Hakimai to attend Hawan Daushe at their respective emirates. It is therefore directed that, district heads from Bichi emirate should attend their Hawan Daushe with the first-class emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, District Heads from Rano Emirate should attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class Emir Alhaji Dr Tafida Abubakar (Autan Bawo).
“All district heads from Karaye emirate should attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class Emir, Alhaji Dr Ibrahim Abubakar II, all district heads from Gaya emirate should attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class emir, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir and those district heads from Kano emirate are also directed to attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II.”