Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has accepted his appointment as Chairman Kano State Emirate Council of chiefs.
His acceptance follows a two-day ultimatum issued to him by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to accept of decline the position.
Ganduje had in a statement released late on Thursday revealed that he has received petitions asking him to dethrone Sanusi if the Emir fails to comply with the new Emirate Council Law passed earlier this month.
Sanusi’s acceptance was contained in a letter addressed to the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and signed by his Secretary Abba Yusuf.
In the letter, Sanusi requested further directives from the Governor on how to proceed in the new position.
The creation of four new Kano Emirates strips Sanusi of control of 34 local government areas of the state.
Sanusi II is the grandson of Muhammadu Sanusi I, the 11th emir of Kano who was deposed in 1963 after a disagreement with Ahmadu Bello, the sardauna of Sokoto and premier of the northern region at the time.