The embattled Kano Palace Chief Alhaji Auwal, the Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, has called on Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II to restore his job while demanding that he be dismissed.
In appeal to the Emir, the chief claimed that he had been working and living in the palace for more than 20 years and was selfless in his service to the palace as the stable’s custodian.
Speaking to Vanguard in Kano on Tuesday, he said the Shamaki, Alhaji Wada Najalo, who heads the guards of the palace, was directed to collect the keys to the stable and to order him to pack them out of the palace.
According to him, this is not the first time he has faced such an ordeal, pointing out that for the third time now he has faced similar threat.
”It is as a result of what I did that the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II gave a verbal instruction for my dismissal and packing out from my official residence located in the Palace where I have been living for over 20 years now.
“Seeing the governor’s procession passing in front of the Palace I went and presented a traditional gown and the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero to Governor Ganduje to express my excitement and joy, as I joined the good people of Kano state to celebrate with him over his victory at the Election Petition Tribunal.
”By virtue of my assignment, I used to work with Shamaki, the head of the Place Guards, directly. It was Shamaki, Alhaji Wada Najalo, who carried out Emir Sanusi’s instruction to sack and dismiss me from the Palace.
”I handed over all the properties of the Palace and instructed my boys to bring out all the Palace properties under my care and present them to Shamaki, which they did.”
He further complained that it is of utmost concern to him that he has been relegated to the background since the arrival of Emir Sanusi, pointing out that his official duties are boring, which he carries out diligently, adding that his hard work is commensurate with his wellbeing, insisting that he has nothing against the Emir.
”I have no personal grudges against Emir Sanusi or anybody in the Palace. They humiliated me because I honoured Governor Ganduje. Now, all I want is for Emir Sanusi to restore my position”, the palace chief stated.
It would be recalled that Vanguard had reported earlier that Emir Sanusi II had denied sacking the palace chief because he honored Governor Ganduje.