Bauchi Emirate Council Suspends Lawmaker As Traditional Title Holder For Disrespecting Emir




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Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi has been suspended by Bauchi Emirate Council as title holder Wakilin Birnin, for disrespecting Emir Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu by his choice outfit.

suspension which was contained in a three-paragraph letter dated 16, 2021, and signed by Nasiru Musa Maidala for Secretary Emirate, said member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency in the House of , appeared in Alkebba (a kind of regal robe) and Kandiri (a staff) before the Emir, which is disrespectful.

According to letter written in Hausa, “unbecoming behaviour” of lawmaker amounted to disrespect not only to the Emir of Bauchi but also to District, village heads and other title holders in the Emirate.

“The emirate council the chairmanship of Emir of Bauchi, has carefully deliberated on your actions, which are disrespect to the emir, political , of the council, district heads and emirs,” the letter reads.

The letter cited an incident happened at the House on during the annual Sallah Hawan Daushe held to homage to the governor by the Emir of Bauchi and all the rulers in the Emirate.

“The council cited examples of how you appeared before emirs in Alkebba (a kind of regal robe) and Kandiri (a kind of staff), despite being cautioned against this. What happened on 15, 2021 at House showed how you disrespect the emir, the traditional institution and the governor.”

“After thorough deliberation by the Emirate Council on your actions which are disrespectful to the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, you are hereby suspended as the Wakilin Birnin Bauchi indefinitely until further notice.”

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