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DURBAR: EMIR OF KANO, KWANKWASO SETTLE RIFT

By NBF News
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KANO- Emir of  Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero yesterday paid homage to the Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, bringing to an end, the controversy generated by the suspension of traditional durbar to mark Sallah festivities by the state government.

Kwankwaso's administration had Tuesday announced the suspension of the durbar (horse race) due to the failing health of the Emir, believing it would save him the rigour of the exercise.

However, the order was countered the following day by the Kano Emirate Council through its most senior councillor who at a briefing differed with government's position and proceeded with the age long tradition. Sequel to the development, the administration reversed its earlier statement cancelling the durbar.

The statement reversing government's earlier position which was made available to Vanguard stated; 'since the health of the Emir has improved to the extent that he would be able to attend the durbar, we are pleased to inform the general public that government has concluded all arrangements to receive the Emir at the Government House,  for the Nasarawa Durbar visit'.

Emir Bayero's dramatic appearance at the Government House in fulfillment of the tradition was said to have brought relief to residents of the ancient city who were divided along contending polititcal lines in the state.