Eleven district heads in Kano state on Monday shunned an order by the state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje instructing them to attend the colorful ‘Hawan Daushe’ durbar at their respective emirates.
Abdullahi Ganduje’s had issued a directive in response to an earlier order by Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II inviting District Heads from all 44 local governments in Kano to attend the Hawan Daushe in Kano city.
The governor’s instruction was announced in a statement issued by Abba Anwar, his Chief Press Secretary, urging all district heads to celebrate the Sallah durbar at their respective traditional domains.
The statement said only district heads under the jurisdiction of the Kano Emirate should attend the Hawan Daushe in Kano city, while district heads in the four new emirates in Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye created by the Ganduje administration should attend the durbar at their respective emirate capitals.
However, 11 district heads whose territories fall under the new emirates participated in the Kano Hawan Daushe on Monday.
These include Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani of Dawakin Tofa, Dan Amar Aliyu Harizimi Umar of Doguwa, Dokaji Muhammadu Aliyu of Garko, Makama Sarki Ibrahim of Wudil, Sarkin Fulanin Ja’idinawa Buhari Muhammad of Garun Malam, and Barde Idris Bayero of Bichi.
Others are Sarkin Bai Mukhtar Adnan of Danbatta, Yarima Lamido Abubakar of Takai, Dan Isa Kabiru Hashim of Warawa, Dan Madami Ibrahim Hamza Bayero of Kiru, and Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta Bello Abubakar of Gabasawa.
DAILYFOCUS understands that the disobedience of the governor’s order by these district heads is likely to re-ignite the disagreement between Ganduje and Emir Sanusi.