- After two years of feud, Sultan of Sokoto and Ahmadu Bello's grandson have settled their quarrel
- The two leaders have accepted to bury the past and forgive each other, according to a source
- The feud was sparked by Mr Danbaba’s opposition to the conferment of the title of Marafa on a chieftain of the APC
Finally, Hassan Danbaba, the grandson of late Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria, has reconciled with the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III.
Both were engaged in public disagreement with Mr Danbaba rejecting his kingmaker title of Magajin Garin Sokoto.
According to Premium Times the Emirs of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi I and that of Gwandu, Muhammad Bashar, sealed the final peace pact between the two.
The two emirs on Saturday, July 8, afternoon, convened a meeting between the Sultan and Mr Danbaba to bury the hatchet.
Thereafter Mr Danbaba was asked by the two monarchs to apologise to the sultan, pointing out that the Sultan was like a father to him.
According to the source: “The mediators asked the Magajin Gari to apologise to the sultan for his conduct and the sultan accepted the apology."
The trouble had begun when Mr Danbaba’s opposed the conferment of the title of Marafa on a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Inuwa Abdulkadir.
Earlier, on Wednesday, July 5, Mr Danbaba had walked out on the Sultan at a follow-up meeting to reconcile him and Mr Abdulkadir. He later announced his abdication of his position.
However, with the reconciliation, the two leaders have agreed to be at peace with each other.
Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened investigation into alleged corrupt enrichment by Alhaji Hassan Danbaba, a grandson of former Premier of Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto.
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He is accused of partaking in the illegal sharing of funds from the Paris Club refunds as a consultant, and at the same collecting money worth millions of naira from Taraba state government for a contract he has so far refused to implement.
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