Zamfara emir given 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw Fani-Kayode’s traditional title

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The Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe has been given 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw the title he conferred on former minister , DailyTrust has reported.

This comes after titleholders in the emirate resigned their positions in against the conferment of Sadaukin Shinkafi on Fani Kayode.

The title holders resigned are Dr Sulaiman Shuaibu Shinkafi who held the title of Sarkin Shanun Shinkafi and Dr Tijjani Salihu Shinkafi who was the ‘Sarkin Marayun Shinkafi’.

Speaking at a news briefing in , Dr Suleiman Shuaibu Shinkafi who spoke on behalf of Shinkafi Concerned Citizens called on the Emir to reverse his decision.

He called on 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 , Mohammed Isah Maikwashe because he does not deserve the title.

“This is a man known to always disrespect and our leaders and forefathers in the .

“On this, resigned the appointment conferred on me by the same emir as Sarkin Shanun Shinkafi and also a colleague, Dr Tijjani Salihu of Danfodio also resigned as Sarkin Marayun Shinkafi,” he said.

Shuaibu said the group would go to if Fani-Kayode’s traditional title was not withdrawn.

“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 against his decision; Kayode doesn’t deserver any title in the North and anyone who tries to give him, we are going to against ,” he said.

According to him, Fani-Kayode has respect for Northern leaders.

“He always disgrace the north, insult our leaders,” Shuaibu added.

The Former Minister of , was conferred with the traditional title of “Sadaukin Shinkafi” by Shinkafi Emirate Council in Zamfara over the weekend.

In a statement signed by the Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe and made available to newsmen in Gusau on Monday, the 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.