Kano: FG, Hankalifa

KANO!!!

Hankalifa

In

1972, I was the Editor of New Era Magazine, which was located at No 26 Niger

Street, Kano.

My

editorial team went to interview Alhaji Ado Bayero, the respected Emir of Kano.

He insisted that I be present, so I went.

He

had just returned from Senegal, where he was serving as a Nigerian diplomat, to

serve as Emir.

When

I saw Lamido Sanusi’ picture in the Nigerian press, I said to myself, that is a

chip off the old block. Long may he reign!!!

I

still cherish the pictures and other artifacts, Emir Ado Bayero generously made

available to me, including “kudi mai”.

I

met a group of Senegalese diplomats, who had visited to pay homage to the Emir.

The Emir insisted that we all see them off to the Kano airport. The rare ride

Rolls Royce was comfortable.

I

learnt a lot about the Emirate system, the social culture of catering for the

underclass and this knowledge was expanded during my visits to other Emirs in

the North.

S

Ibrahim 13-15 discusses the inevitable clash between Right and Wrong and the

inevitable victory of the former and the downfall of falsehood. THE LIP OF

TRUTH SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOREVER, THE LYING TONGUE IS BUT FOR A MOMENT.

S

Ibrahim, v42 says, ” Let not the unjust think that they can get away with

their iniquities”

There

is a day of reckoning here and beyond>

S.

Yesuf, V90 “God will never allow the reward of those, who persevere in

Righteousness to be lost”

“Righteousness

exalts a nation.” Unrighteous attitudes breed contempt.

The

Christian/Muslim divide in Nigeria is the result of ignorance, partisanship and

narrow-mindedness. It a totally

uncalled for situation.

The

gains of the APC in Kano seem to have created a

political

sandstorm in Kano. The state is in a state of political maelstrom and colloquy.

The

AZATA/NEPU Party of thinking, honest, patriotic Nigerian men and women

congratulates, the indomitable nationalist, Chief Odigie as the new Chairman of

APC.

This

is the fruition of ideas canvassed at the Bradford Initiative Conference from

December 2-7, at the University of Bradford Law School and Bradford Hilton,

where Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ogbeni Aregbesola presented blueprints for

rescuing Nigeria from the throes of neo-colonial manipulation and control

The

contest for power in Nigeria, has entered a new stage, which will test the

strength of the democratic institutions and processes. A fair political contest

must include the peoples’ social democratic and social justice concerns.

The

APC must collaborate with all parties, including the People’s Democratic Party.

After all, what we need is a robust democratic process and not the festering of

primitive political machinations, crudeness, hard attitudes and politically

destructive behaviour.

Kano

is a volatile political entity,

whose political pace

must

be carefully managed in the national

interest.

HANKALIFA!!!

Written by
Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai
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