Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has given an order for the sack of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu.
Alhaji Auwalu, who is in charge of decorating the Emir’s Horse, was also asked to vacate his residence of over 30 years.
According to an online platform, Anaedo Online, the Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano was sacked for participating in the grand reception in honour of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano state Governor last Wednesday.
Anaedo Online reports that 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.
The online source quoted a Palace source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, to have said Emir Sanusi who was not in Kano during Ganduje’s reception was highly angered over the action of Auwalu.
According to the news outlet, the Palace source said; “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.”