The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has ordered the sack of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu, for participating in the grand reception in honor of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje last Wednesday, the Nation reported.
The Maja Sidden Sarkin Kano, who is in charge of decorating the Emir’s Horse was also asked to vacate his residence of over 30 years.
The Nation observed that the development has engendered hot disaffection within the Kano Emirate Council.
Trouble started 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 last Wednesday.
A palace source, who preferred anonymity, revealed Emir Sanusi, who was not in Kano during Ganduje’s reception, was very angered over the action of 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 in 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. I don’t think it is a sin to join happy residents to celebrate the tribunal victory and home-coming of Governor Ganduje.”