Three names may have been shortlisted to replace the late 10th Emir of Misau, Alhaji Muhammad Manga III, who died last Monday in Bauchi State.
The kingmakers met on Friday to decide on the list of 10 royal members of the emirate jostling to replace the late Emir.
However, they have been placed on oath never to reveal those shortlisted until the state government officially appoints one of them.
Nigerian Pilot Sunday gathered that among those that lined up to succeed the late Emir are his four children, five other applications among his brothers as well as the present Secretary to the Bauchi State Government.
According to a family member, who pleaded for anonymity, the contest for the replacement of the late Emir has intensified as all aspirants have reasonable legal claim to the stool, a development the source said has given the kingmakers serious concerns.
“You know presently we learnt of 10 aspirants including the present SSG, Alhaji Ahmed Sulaiman, who is also a member of the royal family. The family of the SSG lost the title some 80 years ago because the father of the late Emir ruled for about 50 years before late Muhammad Manga III ruled for 35 years making it 85 years,” the source added.
Nigerian Pilot Sunday also learnt that already the kingmakers of the Misau emirate including representatives from the two local government councils, Dambam and Misau as well as the Chief Imam, held a meeting on Friday and have forwarded three names to the state government out of the 10 that indicated interest.
The 11th Emir of Misau will most likely be installed before next weekend.
“Before the meeting of the kingmakers chaired by Wazirin Misau, all of them were said to have sworn by the Holy Qur’an never to revealed their decision to anybody, but to await the final pronouncement by the state government, that is why nobody will tell you the three names shortlisted.”
Meanwhile, the people of Misau emirate are anxiously waiting to hear the name of the new Emir of Misau to succeed the late Muhammad Manga III.

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