BREAKING: Kaduna: Kingmakers vote new Emir of Zazzau, submit 3 names to El-Rufai

The election of the brand new Emir of Zazzau was held Thursday evening in Kaduna.

The late monarch, Shehu Idris, handed away final Sunday.

In his honour, Kaduna State Authorities declared a 3-day mourning interval.

Idris ascended the place in 1975, succeeding Emir Muhammadu Aminu.

His successor will emerge from one of many three ruling homes of the emirate.

The incoming King must be a descendant of Musa (the primary Emir of the Mallawa clan); or the descendant of Yamusa (the primary Emir of the Naked-bari clan); or the descendant of Abdulkarimu (the primary Emir of the Katsinawa clan).

All candidates have been anticipated to precise their pursuits after the third day prayers for the late Emir.

Forward of the method, seven princes declared their intention to contest.

Two of the candidates are from the Naked-Bari clan, and the Mallawa clan.

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The 5 others are from the Katsianwa clan – Iya, Turaki, Uban Gari, Dan Galadima, and Sarkin Kudu.

5 kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate Council voted.

They’re Wazirin Zazzau – Ibrahim Aminu; Makama Karami – Muhammad Abbas; Fagachin Zazzau – Umar Muhammad; Limamin Juma’a – Dalhatu Kasim and Limamin Kona – Muhammad Aliyu.

The election had in attendance Secretary to the State Authorities, the Head of Service, the Commissioner of Police, amongst others.

DAILY POST gathered that at the very least, seven standards have been adopted for voting.

These embrace Minimal qualification (BSc or HND) – 15%; Expertise as a District Head – 20%; Expertise in Public Service – 10%; No confirmed opposed report – 10%; Relationship with the general public – 15%; Nationwide Award – 5% and Bodily health – 10%.

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Three of the kingmakers reportedly voted for Bashir Aminu – Iyan Zazzau.

The chartered accountant and businessman, thought to be the most well-liked candidate, has served the longest as a titleholder and District Head within the emirate

Aminu Idris – Turakin Zazzau, and Muhammadu Munir Ja’afaru – the Yeriman Zazzau, reportedly obtained one vote every.

Three sons of the late Emir who expressed curiosity are Bashir Shehu Idris – Uban Gari; Sambo Shehu Idris – Sarkin Kudu; and Aimu Umaru Idris – Dan Galadima.

The kingmakers have submitted their report back to the state authorities and are on account of meet Governor Nasir El-Rufai Friday afternoon.

The names despatched for “consideration and additional obligatory motion” are Bashir Aminu, Aminu Idris and Munir Ja’afaru.

The governor is anticipated to make an announcement on the method.


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