Speaking at a news briefing in Kaduna, Dr Suleiman Shuaibu Shinkafi who spoke on behalf of Shinkafi Concerned Citizens called on the Emir to reverse his decision.
He called on other traditional titleholders in Shinkafi emirate to equally resigned because Fami Kayode does not deserve the title conferred on him.
“We the citizens of Shinkafi rejected the title of Sadaukin Shinkafi conferred on Femi Fani Kayode by the Emir of Shinkafi in Zamfara State, Mohammed Isah Maikwashe because he does not deserve the title.
“On this, I resigned the appointment conferred on me by the same emir as Sarkin Shanun Shinkafi and also a colleague, Dr Tijjani Salihu of Danfodio University also resigned as Sarkin Marayun Shinkafi,” he said.
“We are also expecting six additional title holders today who are resigning their titles,” he said.
According to him, members of the Shinkafi Concerned Citizens were mostly traditional title holders of the emirate and found the unilateral action of the emir as uncalled for.
“This decision is uncalled for and unacceptable, we were not consulted on this and it is null and void.
“After 24 hours if the decision is not reversed, then the emir should expect wrath of the law and he should also resign.
“We are going to the take to the street for protest against his decision; Kayode doesn’t deserver any title in the North and anyone who tries to give him, we are going to protest against that,” he said.
According to him, Fani-Kayode has no respect for Northern leaders.
“He always disgrace the north, insult our leaders,” Shuaibu added.
In a statement signed by the Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe and made available to newsmen in Gusau on Monday, the monarch said the tittle was conferred on the former minister in respect of his support and contributions to the development of Shinkafi emirate.
Fani-Kayode, at a news briefing in Gusau, commended the emirate and promised to continue to maintain good relationship with Zamfara and core Northern states.