Recall days ago how we broke the news of the death of the Emir of Zaria and how the kingmakers had met to pick a successor.
We can authoritatively tell you that a new name has emerged, different from the three shortlisted by the Zazzau kingmakers.
In a bid to show that he has the final say over who finally emerges as the Emir, the Governor of Kaduna State, who will always grab any opportunity for drama had in a Tweet revealed that following precedence, he has the final say over who becomes the Emir of Zazzau.
This hint, many believed, pointed to the direction that he would likely pick someone not from the list but his own man.
El Rufai’s decision was further underlined by reports he received that there was financial inducement by many of the Princes in a bid to secure the votes of the kingmakers.
Abujareporters exclusively gathered that barring any unforeseen circumstances, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamali would be named as the new Emir by tomorrow.
Born in 1966 to the Mallawa ruling house in Zaria, he is a lawyer, and diplomat. He is the Magajin Garin Zazzau. He served Nigeria as a former Ambassador to Thailand.
More to come.