EMIRATE TUSSLE: CISLAC Calls For Immediate Action To Preserve Peace And Stability

Maryam Aminu

Following the dissolution of five Emirates and reinstatement of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as Emir of Kano, there has been tension in the state.

The tension threatens to reverse the significant strides made towards development in the region

In light of the above, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) calls for an immediate, peaceful resolution of the current conflict and urges all parties to respect the rule of law and the rights of the Kano State Government

CISLAC expressed deep concern over the ongoing power tussle involving the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and the dethroned Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.

In a statement on Sunday by the Executive Director CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), the organisation frowns at the tussle adding that the developments threatens to plunge the state into chaos and anarchy which will undermine the peace and stability of the broader Northern Nigeria region

The organisation noted with alarm that the court ruling, which security operatives are relying on, facilitated the controversial return of Emir Aminu Bayero.

“This ruling was issued by a judge who is currently out of the country and not in office.
This situation raises significants concerns about the legitimacy and appropriateness of the court order,” Rafsanjani said.

“The reliance on what CISLAC describes as a ‘kangaroo court order’ to justify the police and other security operatives invasion of Kano State is deeply troubling and exacerbates tensions.”

The Executive Director asserted that the state government holds the constitutional power to appoint and confirm traditional leaders, including the Emir.

“The attempt to usurp this power and push the state into a state of anarchy is unacceptable,” Rafsanjani emphasized. “CISLAC firmly believes that the autonomy of the Kano State Government in managing its traditional institutions must be respected to avoid further conflict.”

CISLAC urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to resist any attempts by desperate politicians to disrupt the peace and harmony currently prevailing in Kano State. Saying “the federal government must not allow itself to be used as a tool to further political interests that jeopardize the stability of the state and region,” Rafsanjani warned.

The organization called on all relevant authorities to prioritize dialogue and lawful processes in resolving this crisis.
“Progress in Kano is synonymous with progress in Northern Nigeria. The current turmoil threatens to reverse the significant strides made towards development in the region, “Concerned citizens and stakeholders must come together to preserve the integrity and progress of Kano State.” He said

CISLAC reiterated its commitment to promoting democracy, peace, and stability in Nigeria.

“As a staunch advocate for democracy and peace, CISLAC stands firmly against any form of violence and abuse of institutional power in Kano State.” The Executive Director said

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