New Emir of Zazzau: Disquiet in Kaduna over El-Rufai’s ‘delay ways’

Tongues are presently wagging in Kaduna State over alleged “delay ways” of Governor Nasir El-Rufai on the appointment of latest Emir of Zazzau.

DAILY POST reported the submission of three shortlisted names to the governor.

5 kingmakers met on Thursday evening and chosen the potential replacements for the late monarch, Shehu Idris.

They’re Ibrahim Aminu (Waziri Zazzau), Muhammad Abbas (Makama Ƙarami), Umar Muhammad (Fagacin Zazzau), Dalhatu Ƙasimu (Limamin Juma’a) and Muhammad Aliyu (Limamin Kona).

Idris, 84, handed away final Sunday on the Nigerian Military Reference Hospital in Kaduna.

He was on the throne for 45 years.

The candidates really helpful to the governor are Bashir Aminu (Iyan Zazzau) – Three votes; Aminu Shehu Idris (Turakin Zazzau) – 1 vote; and Muhammadu Munir Ja’afaru (Yariman Zazzau) – 1 vote.

It was gathered that eight others, together with sons of the deceased – indicated curiosity.

They’re Ahmad Nuhu Bammali (Magajin Garin Zazzau), Abdulkarim Aminu (Wanban Zazzau), Aminu Umaru Idris (Dangaladiman Zazzau), Bello Umaru Idris (Baraden Zazzau), Saidu àMailafiya (Ciroman Zazzau), Shitu Dikko (Dangaladiman Waziri Zazzau), Sambo Shehu Idris (Sarkin Kudun Zazzau), and Yusuf Shehu Idris (Sadaukin Zazzau).

All eleven princes are from 4 dynasties of the Zazzau emirate.

Sources instructed DAILY POST on Sunday that El-Rufai was dragging foot on the announcement of a brand new Emir, regardless of sending a group to watch the method.

They asserted that none of his most well-liked alternative(s) made the highest 3, even after three rounds of voting.

One mentioned: “It was credible and clear. In attendance had been Secretary to the State Authorities, Head of Service, Commissioner for Chieftancy Affairs, Commissioner for Justice, DSS State Director, Commissioner of Police, and the kingmakers.

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“The checklist of contenders was tendered and the SSG, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, laid out the situations for voting. The kingmakers screened out eight princes and voted for 3. There have been three rounds of voting. After the primary, the SSG known as the governor to report the end result.

“One other spherical was ordered however the end result was the identical. The SSG stepped out once more to make one other name. He returned to conduct the third spherical of voting. The end result didn’t change. They then wrote a report and everybody signed.”

One other mentioned: “Within the governor’s speech on Wednesday, September 23, after the third-day prayer (for Idris), he prayed for the kingmakers to pick out a person who will emulate the late Emir.

“The SSG coordinated the method with a brand new inflexible algorithm. 20% for being a District Head, 15% for having a Diploma or HND, 10% for Public Service, 10% for no confirmed hostile report, 15% for relationship with the general public, 10% for bodily health, and 5% for a nationwide award.

“Three of the kingmakers voted for Iyan, whereas one every voted for Yariman and Turakin. Particularly, Limamin Kona, Limamin Gari and Waziri voted for Iyan (Bashir Aminu); Fagacin voted for Yariman (Muhammadu Munir Ja’afaru); and Makama for Turakin (Aminu Shehu Idris)

“The kingmakers voted in three rounds, however the end result didn’t change. Primarily based on the factors and votes, Iyan scored 89%, Yariman 87% and Turaki 53%. They had been requested to submit their report on Friday on the State Home. They met the SSG and Commissioner of Chieftaincy Affairs, who requested them to clarify why eight eight princes had been rejected.

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“Now, the names of all 11 candidates have been despatched for safety clearance, as an alternative of solely the highest 3. A report is being anticipated. This implies the governor is attempting to discard the end result and appoint a prince, not on the shortlist. He ought to know that such will result in a lawsuit.”

On Friday, the state authorities gave an replace on the method in an announcement.

“The SSG will avail the safety businesses of the names on the shortlist for the required checks. It’s the responsibility of the SSG to ahead the suggestions and the related safety report back to the Governor for his consideration”, El-Rufai’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adekeye.

On Saturday, the governor wrote on Fb: “Whereas awaiting the assessment of the kingmakers’ report by the Ministry for Native Authorities, I’m on my third and last e book on the choice course of – Dr Hamid Bobboyi’s Ideas of Management Based on the Founding Fathers of the Sokoto Caliphate.

“The suggestions of the Ministry & safety reviews on the aspirants will then be despatched to me for a last choice. Please proceed to wish for me to decide on the Emir that may put together Zazzau Emirate firmly to flourish amidst the challenges of the 21st Century.”


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