Lagos Arewa Council Of Chiefs Rejects Imposed Leaders  

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Arewa Council of Chiefs in Lagos has vehemently rejected the imposition of one Alhaji Aminu Yaro as the sole Sarkin Hausawa and Alhaji Ahmed Bambado as the sole Sarkin Fulani in the state, saying it was needless.
The council denounced the endorsement of the duo purportedly appointed by the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Umar Ganduje.
Asserting that there is no crisis within its fold, the council maintained that it was not consulted before such appointment, adding that it is only a warring group that can be reconciled.
Secretary of the Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Danbatta while addressing journalists at the weekend, along other members, said the two persons purportedly announced as the Sarkin Hausawa and Fulani of Lagos were not accepted because they were imposed.
” Our attention has been drawn to a publication making rounds credited to individual sources in the social media that Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje announced the two people as the sarkin hausa and Fulani of Lagos State which they claimed they were informed before such decisions was reach.
“:We did not sign nor accept any arrangement by the Governor, we were also not consulted. It is not acceptable that out of 53 Arewa Chiefs in the State, only two will be recognised as  sole sarkin, it is not possible. We see it as an attempt to imposed unknown and unacceptable chief on the Arewa  people in Lagos and we vehemently rejected them.
“We are calling on our leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kashim  Shettima, Governor, Solomon Lalong and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to call his Kano State counterpart to order not to rub Tinubu’s name in mud and stop interference in Lagos Arewa affairs, in order to prevent uncontrollable crisis so as not to affect the electoral fortunes of APC in the state. 
“We are also appealing to Ganduje not to throw us into the type of crisis that rocked Kano and that of Osun State Arewa council which affected the votes of APC during the election in both states.’
He added, “the Arewa in Lagos are one, there is no crisis among us, where did Ganduje get the reconciliation from, it is when there is  fighting that you reconcile the people, but we are one body.
“We were not invited for any meeting before those people were announced. They were imposed on us and they are not representing us, we have different tribes who make up the 53 Chiefs, The Chairman of the council in Lagos is Alhaji Ali Kabiru.”
Danbatta also used the forum to announce the resolve of the council to pitch its tent behind the candidature of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 polls.
Other members of the council present at the briefing were, Alhaji Hassan Abubakar, Sarkin Idiaraba & Mushin,  Alh. Alkali Ibrahim, Shettima Kanuri Lagos, Alh. Malam Musa Abdullahi, Sarkin Ikeja, Alh. Sani Lambu, Sarkin Odi-olowo, Alh. Abdulrashid Aliyu, Sarkin Samari Lagos, Alh. Habibi Alaramma, Waziri of Okokomaiko, Alh. Abdullahi Umar, Zanna of Sultan, Alh. Sharif Mubaraq, Secretary to Shuwa of Lagos among others.

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