Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:45 am
Would it happen or not? That was the question on the lips of Nigerians when they expected that the new emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was installed but was not allowed to enter hos papce. But Five days after operating from Government House, Sanusi Friday evening gained entrance into his palace.
Before his departure to his palace, Emir Sanusi led prayers to mark the 7th Day Prayer for the repose of the soul of the late Emir Ado Bayero.
He preached peace and unity among Muslims, Christians and all Nigerians irrespective of culture, religion and ethnic backgrounds.
Protesters had barred the Emir from entering the Palace days after his appointment by Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
There were accusations and counter-accusations between Governor Kwankwaso and handlers of President Goodluck Jonathan over which camp that instigated the violence that trailed the appointment of Sarki Sanusi, immediate past Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as the Emir of Kano.
TheNEWS, however gathered that the intervention of the Sulatan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Saa’ad and other notable traditional rulers from the North quelled the crisis.
Sarki Sanusi was in the Palace at about 4:30 P.M.
His subjects cheered and jubilated as he waved them through the roof of his official Roll Royce Car that drove him from Government House to the Palace.
As part of the Palace rituals, he was given a new name—Mahammad Sanusi.
As the tradition dictates, before the new Emir made his way into the Palace, walls were broken and after passing through it, it was instantly amended by Palace Guards, a ritual which attracted traditional chanting and songs from his subjects.
After the breaking of wall rituals, the Emir rode in his White-Horse and entered through the Kofar Kudu where gun shots were fired and traditional trumpets blown to welcome him.
On entering the inner chamber, he headed straight to the grave yards where he prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed Emirs.
Also on his long convoy include title holders, district heads , Kano state Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje , the Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Tijani Mailafiya Wambai Kano and Senior Counselor of the Emirate, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, among others, escorted the Emir to the Palace.
The Emir was officially received at the Palace by the four king-makers Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani, (Madakin Kano), Alhaji Sarki Abdullahi (Makaman Kano), Alhaji Bello Tuta (Sarki Dawaki Mai-Tuta), and Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan (Sarki Bai).