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Emir of Bauchi suspends Wakilin Birni for disrespect, “outshining him” at durbar

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The Emir of Bauchi Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu has suspended Wakilin Birnin Bauchi, Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, for disrespect to the emir and dressing in regal robes befitting an emir.

The emirate council said Mr Abdullahi, who is a member representing Bauchi Federal Constituency on the platform of PRP, was cautioned against disrespecting the emir and the institution but refused to heed.

In a letter dated May 16, 2021 and addressed to the lawmaker in Hausa, the emirate council said appearing in Alkebba (a kind of regal robe) and Kandiri (a kind of staff) before the emir is disrespectful.

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

“[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 Saturday May 15, 2021 at Government House showed how you disrespect the emir, the traditional institution and the governor.

“In view of the foregoing, the the council has suspended you from the title of Wakilin Birnin Bauchi indefinitely,” the letter read.

CableNews gathered that the lawmaker, who appeared at the durbar with a large party, refused to greet the governor after paying homage to the emir.

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