Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai have offered an insight on why he will not rely on the recommendations of the kingmakers in the Zaria Emirate council.
El- Rufai assured that he would rely on literature from scholars knowledgeable on the Sokoto caliphate to select the new Emir of Zazzau.
El- Rufai dropped the hint on his Facebook page while explaining that he is on his third and final book that will formed his decision on the selection of the revered monarch.
Alhaji Shehu Idris, Emir of Zazzau passed away on Sunday at the age of 84.
PlatinumPost reports that the selection of the new Emir of Zazzau was held Thursday night in Kaduna by the kingmakers.
Five kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate Council voted nominating 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 Government, the Head of Service, the Commissioner of Police, among others.
But In a twist, El- Rufai had directed that their recommendations be sent to the Ministry for Local Government to be forwarded to him through the office of the Secretary to the State Government.
The Governor in his unpredictable nature said he has embarked on academic exercise by reading literatures that will determine the fate of the famous Zazzau Emirate.
In latest Facebook post, El-Rufai said he is on the last lap of reading the determining factors required to select the successor of the late Emir of Zazzau.
“KADUNA UPDATE: While awaiting the review of the kingmakers’ report by the Ministry for Local Government, I am on my third and final book on the selection process – Dr Hamid Bobboyi’s Principles of Leadership According to the Founding Fathers of the Sokoto Caliphate.
The recommendations of the Ministry & security reports on the aspirants will then be sent to me for final decision.
Please continue to pray for me to choose the Emir that will prepare Zazzau Emirate firmly to flourish amidst the challenges of the 21st Century. – @elrufai”