Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state has ordered district heads in the state to only attend the Eid Durbars held in their respective domains and supervised by their respective First Class Emirs, TOPNAIJA.NG reports.
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 order was contained in a statement signed by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, which said the order was necessary to counter social media news directing the district heads to attend Eid Durbar at the palace of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
This is, however, contrary to the norm, whereby all district heads traditionally attended the Durbar hosted by Kano Emir.
The release states, “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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Earlier in the day, Ganduje and Sanusi had participated in the Eid-el-Kabir prayers held at the Kofar Mata Central Eid ground in Kano township, and led by Sanusi.
Ganduje and Sanusi fell out shortly after the 2019 elections. The monarch was said to have opposed the reelection bid of Ganduje who went after him when he secured a second term.
He had split the Kano emirate into five, leaving Sanusi with 10 of the 44 local government areas he had control over.
The monarch was also indicted by a panel which probed corruption allegations levelled against him. Sanusi had denied all the allegations.