By Muhammad Mustapha 

The agelong attempt by the former Governor of Kano State, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to humiliate the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, even in his grave, reached its climax few days ago by an attempt to dethrone his biological son, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, by Kwankwaso’s Son-in-law, Political Son, and the state’s Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir.

This needless action of Governor Kabir which is seen as a script of his benefactor has generated mixed comments by people that hold the traditional institution in high esteem, particularly the Kano Emirate which is one of the oldest and most strategic in terms of rich culture and traditions, prosperity, values, population density and peace.

While some commentators see the Kwankwaso/Kabir action as simply a good decision, without justifying their unpopular opinion, others see it as a needless, miscalculated and retrogressive action that will only destroy one of the richest and highly respected traditional institutions in the world.

Holders of the second opinion also see the desperation of the former CBN governor as a stab on the back of the late Emir who embraced, trained and gave out his daughter in marriage to.

It is good for record purposes to bring to the knowledge of the public that late Bayero, because of his love and respect for the father of Sanusi, named his son, Aminu, which is the real name of his father.

But, unfortunately, Sanusi has vowed to fight Aminu tooth and nail to ensure that he is dethroned, an action that, if not halted by the federal government, may threaten the peace of the North’s commercial hub, which may escalate to other parts of the region.

The onus to address this unfortunate development which has the potential to snowball into a regrettable situation, is on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government, failure of which will expose it as either weak or hypocritical.

The Kwankwaso/Kabir’s refusal to respect the court order that set aside the kano government’s decision on the fate of the dissolved Emirates will be testing the will of the federal government and it’s commitment to implementation of decisions of court of competent jurisdiction.

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