BY CHRIS OCHAYI
ABUKA: A group known as the Concerned Citizens of Kano, CCK,has called on the Federal Government to set up a panel of inquiry into various occurrences surrounding the death of immediate past Emir of Kano, Dr. Ado Bayero.
The group also demanded for probe into the violent protest that followed the appointment of the successor to the throne Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
Chairman of the group, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar in a statement in Abuja yesterday said, “the Concerned Citizens of Kano in its recent meeting has called on the Federal Government to set up a panel that would probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of the erstwhile Emir of Kano, Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero.”
He also noted that the probe is informed by the previous attack on the emir early in January, 2013 where he was almost killed ,adding that, “several incidences had happened to put him off by some unscrupulous elements to pave way for a new dynasty.”
The group said Bayero’s 51 old reign came to an end with controversies after his death especially as it allegedly gathered that the state government did not use the successor list sent to him by the Kano Emirate Council Kingmakers.
“This was the entrant of the controversy that trailed the appointment of the new Emir which we know was not a name among the ones sent to the state Governor. Immediately the new Emir was announced, a major protest and riots erupted in Kano City as people condemned the way the appointment came up,” the statement read in part.
It therefore tasked the government on a critical assessment of the situation resulting to the Emir’s death and the subsequent appointment as a step to preserving the traditional dynasty of the Emirate Council, and returning peace to the people.