#BREAKING: #Kaduna state #Kingmakers votes a new #Emir of #Zazzau, submit 3 names to #El-Rufai

The election of the new Emir of Zazzau was held Thursday night in Kaduna.

The late monarch, Shehu Idris, passed away last Sunday.

In his honour, Kaduna State Government declared a 3-day mourning period.

Idris ascended the position in 1975, succeeding Emir Muhammadu Aminu.

His successor will emerge from one of the three ruling houses of the emirate.

The incoming King will have to be a descendant of Musa (the first Emir of the Mallawa clan); or the descendant of Yamusa (the first Emir of the Bare-bari clan); or the descendant of Abdulkarimu (the first Emir of the Katsinawa clan).

All candidates were expected to express their interests after the third day prayers for the late Emir.

Ahead of the process, seven princes declared their intention to contest.

Two of the candidates are from the Bare-Bari clan, and the Mallawa clan.

The five others are from the Katsianwa clan – Iya, Turaki, Uban Gari, Dan Galadima, and Sarkin Kudu.

Five kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate Council voted.

They are Wazirin Zazzau – Ibrahim Aminu; Makama Karami – Muhammad Abbas; Fagachin Zazzau – Umar Muhammad; Limamin Juma’a – Dalhatu Kasim and Limamin Kona – Muhammad Aliyu.

The election had in attendance Secretary to the State Government, the Head of Service, the Commissioner of Police, among others.

ZOLEX gathered that at least, seven criteria were adopted for voting.

These include Minimum qualification (BSc or HND) – 15%; Experience as a District Head – 20%; Experience in Public Service – 10%; No proven adverse report – 10%; Relationship with the public – 15%; National Award – 5% and Physical fitness – 10%.

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