Conferment of Title on Fani-Kayode: Zamfara Concerned Citizens Call for resignation of Emir of Shinkafi

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Concerned Zamfara Citizens group has called on the Emir of Shinkafi, Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe, to within 24 hours resigned his position for conferring the title
of Sadaukin Shinkafi on the former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Spokesman of the group, Dr Suleiman Shinkafi, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
According to him, the Emir unilaterally took the decision without consulting title holders and elders of the Emirate.
He therefore called on the Emir to resigned within the next 24hours to withdraw the appointment given to Fani-Kayode.
Spokesman of Zamfara Concerned Citizens, Dr Suleiman Shinkafi, (2nd L), flanked by other members of the group during the press conference.
Shinkafi said as concerned citizens of Zamfara state, they will never support anybody who insulted their forefathers and calling the entire northerners Almajarai.
“We all know Fani-Kayode as someone who always abuse our leaders, disgraced the Northern states. He abused our forefathers, people like Shehu Usman Danfodio, the Sultan of Sokoti, Muhammad Sa’ad etc.
“He even called the whole Northerners almajarai. He called Shehu Usman Danfodio a thief. We therefore called on the Emir to resign as an emir within 24 hours, and failure to withdraw the appointment he gave to Fani-Kayode, he would face legal action.
“Am a title holder in Shinkafi emirate.  My title is Sarkin Shanu Shinkafi, but together with my colleagues, I have resigned from that appointment as the Sarkin Shanu Shinkafi which was conferred on me by the same emir.
“Fani-Kayode does not know where Shinkafi is located and has never been there in his life. He just paid a courtesy visit to Zamfara state and our Emir traveled from Shinkafi to the state capital and signed a conferment letter of Sadaukin Shinkafi to him.
“We understand that he visited Maradu Local Government which happened to be the council of the sitting Governor. While the Emir of Maradu received Fani-Kayode, he did not conferred any title on him.
“You cannot finished and naked us in the market square and now come to cloth us because you want to participate in politics. Nobody will politicized our Emirate council. Not even the emir or Governor,” Shinkafi vowed.

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