Zazzau Emirate Council member, Aminu Yakubu-Wambai, has resigned his traditional title as Wakilin Raya Kasar Zazzau, hours after the appointment of a new emir.
This is coming after Governor Elrufai on Wednesday, appointed Ahmed Nuhu-Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau, succeeding Dr. Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, September 20, after reigning for 45 years.
According to reports, Mr Wambai was a permanent Zazzau Emirate Council member representing Kaduna South Local Government Area.
He held the position for 19 years.
In his resignation letter dated October 7 and obtained by this newspaper, Mr Wambai, however, stated that his resignation was personal, “and therefore has nothing to do with any apprehension or fright whatsoever”.
The letter reads: “Following the demise of highness the 18th Emir of Zazzau Alhaji Shehu Idris, which occurred on the 20th September 2020, May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdausi, Ameen, I write to express my gratitude to Allah for making me to be appointed to the position, as well as to say my pleasure for enabling me to serve credibility well to best of my ability and loyalty for the period of 19years from Friday 21 June 2001 to date.
“I am beset, humbly conscious of my enthusiasts to convey to you my resolve to resign my appointment as the 7th Wakilin Raya Kasar Zazzau, as well as a permanent Zazzau Emirate Council member representing Kaduna South Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, with effect from today October 7, 2020.
“I would like to assure you and the general public, that my resignation is purely personal, and therefore has nothing to do with any apprehension or fright what so ever.
“It is based on my utmost conviction to step aside from the palace activities, so as to enable me to concentrate on the numerous personal duties.
“I thank you very much for the support, understanding, and reverence i received since my Appointment.”