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Zaz­zau: Con­test over, be fair to all, El-Ru­fai tells Emir

- From Mo­hammed I. Yaba, Kaduna Nigeria News · Politics · Zaria · Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai · Kaduna State

Gover­nor Nasir el-Ru­fai has called on the new Emir of Zaz­zau, Am­bas­sador Ahmed Nuhu Ba­malli, to be fair and just to all the peo­ple of the emi­rate.

The gover­nor also told the emir that the com­pe­ti­tion for the throne is over, hence the need for him to unite the peo­ple in­clud­ing all those that didn't sup­port him.

Gover­nor el-Ru­fai gave the ad­vice when he re­ceived the emir's del­e­ga­tion at the govern­ment house on a thank you visit on Wed­nes­day.

He as­sured the emi­rate of his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s sup­port, adding that work­ing in unity will help the emi­rate achieve great strides and de­vel­op­ment.

"My ap­peal is for you to con­tinue to bring ev­ery­one to­gether, ev­ery­one close; tap from ev­ery­one's ex­pe­ri­ence that the coun­cil mem­bers have ac­cu­mu­lated in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Zaz­zau emi­rate.

"So, that work­ing to­gether will make Zaz­zau emi­rate achieve great stride and de­vel­op­ment, peace­ful co­ex­is­tence and unity. I call on the emir to be fair and just to ev­ery­one; those that sup­ported him and those that didn't be­cause the com­pe­ti­tion is over.

“The hard work now be­gins of unit­ing ev­ery­one, achiev­ing progress and pre­serv­ing the no­bil­ity of this revered in­sti­tu­tion that we are all very proud of," he said.

Ear­lier, Emir Ba­malli told the gover­nor that they were at the govern­ment house for a thank you visit for choos­ing him as late Emir Dr Shehu Idris’ suc­ces­sor.

He said the task is not an easy one due to the com­pe­ti­tion he faced dur­ing the se­lec­tion process but as­sured the gover­nor of the emi­rate's con­tin­ued loy­alty.

He also told the gover­nor that all the dy­nas­ties are rep­re­sented in his del­e­ga­tion which, he said, meant there is peace and unity in the emi­rate.

He also said they were grad­u­ally reach­ing out to every con­tender to the throne so that they can all come to­gether and serve the peo­ple of Zaria and the state.

"So I be­lieve we are one fam­ily and I don't have any rea­son what­so­ever to side­line any of the dy­nas­ties. We are all broth­ers and we have been to­gether for a long time. I served as Ma­ga­jin Gari for 19 years so I have the ex­pe­ri­ence to carry ev­ery­body along," he said.

Daily Trust re­ports that one of the top con­tenders for the stool of Zaz­zau Emi­rate, Al­haji Bashar Aminu, the Iyan Zaz­zau, has asked a Kaduna State High Court to set aside the ap­point­ment of Emir Ba­malli and de­clare him (Aminu) as the right­ful emir.

 ?? Photo: NAN ?? The Emir of Zaz­zau, Al­haji Ahmed Ba­malli (right) with Gover­nor Nasir El-Ru­fai of Kaduna State, when the emir led mem­bers of the Zaz­zau Emi­rate Coun­cil on a visit to the gover­nor in Kaduna yes­ter­day
Photo: NAN The Emir of Zaz­zau, Al­haji Ahmed Ba­malli (right) with Gover­nor Nasir El-Ru­fai of Kaduna State, when the emir led mem­bers of the Zaz­zau Emi­rate Coun­cil on a visit to the gover­nor in Kaduna yes­ter­day

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