20th September, 2021
Kontagora Kingmakers have made their choice of the successor to the late emir. And the popular choice appears to be the businessman, Muhammad Barau Muazu.
He emerged among 47 contenders and was said to have the backing of five kingmakers.
Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Alhaji Shehu Yusuf Galadima however refused to announce who the new emir is.
He said only the Niger State government has the mandate to announce the winner.
“The kingmakers did their best but only the Executive Governor of the state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has the mandate to declare the winner who will be the substantive new emir.
“They are 47 in number and it is only one that is going to emerge. So, whoever that emerges is among them; they are all families,” he said.
Sarkin Sudan Saidu Namaska was the immediate past Emir of Kontagora.
He died on Thursday, September 10 after 47 years on the throne.
After his death, 47 people indicated interest in becoming the next emir of Kontagora as one of them emerged on Sunday.
Muazu who is being speculated to have been the choice of the kingmakers is a businessman.
He is the grandson of Alhaji Muazu Ibrahim, who was the 5th Sarkin Sudan who reigned from 1961 to 1974.
If he is confirmed, Muazu will be the 7th Emir of the kingdom.