REVEALED:Late Emir of Kano never wanted any of his sons as successor – Prof Yahaya


Professor Dahiru Yahaya has revealed a ‘verbal will’ of late Kano emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero.

The renown Professor of history said the late monarch never wanted any of his sons to succeed him after his death.

He made the disclosure at the one year commemoration of the life and time of the late emir, organised by Ado Bayero Foundation and held at Abdullahi Umar Auditorium, Bayero University Kano.

The close associate of the deceased said Emir Bayero confided in him on several issues that were sacred to him which he could not have discussed with any of his sons or relatives.

According to Professor Yahaya, late emir Bayero had been living with the fear of the fate suffered by some of the Kano emirs before him who had succeeded their fathers and had ended in misery.

His words: “There is no Kano Emir who immediately succeeded his father and there was no violence. Kano Emir, late Sulaiman once told his children that if he died, none of them should aspire to succeed him, because there were better people in the emirate to succeed him. Therefore, late Emir Dabo succeeded him.

“But when late Emir Usman immediately succeeded his father Emir Dabo, he ended in misery. Again, when the son of late emir Bello immediately took over from his father, himself too ended in misery”.





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