Three ruling houses in Borgu Emirate Council have petitioned the Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, alleging 80 years of marginalisation, abandonment, neglect and denial.
The protest letter, which was made available to the press in Minna at the weekend, stated that the four known and recognised ruling houses eligible to produce an emir for Borgu Emirate Council were Kitoro, Kpandara, Kigera and Funli Gijin.
Accordingly, Kitoro ruling house has dominated the helm of affairs for over 80 years while the remaining ruling houses have been supportive.
According to the letter, Muhammad Sani ruled between 1935 and 1968, Musa Muhammad Sani from 1968 to 2000, while Ishaku Musa Jikantoro ruled from 2000 to 2005 and Dr Haliru Dantoro from 2005 to 2015, all from Kitoro ruling house alone, explaining that time had come for other ruling houses to rise up to their respective responsibilities.
The letter came less than a week after the demise of Alhaji Haliru Kintoro III.
The ruling houses charged leaders to support the shift of the emirate stool to any of the long abandoned ruling houses for fairness and justice.
They advised that such rotation like is the case in Bida Emirate would ensure peaceful co-existence and tranquility, just as they urged Governor Bello to look at the matter passionately for approval and implementation of the rotation with immediate effect.

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