Dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, says he was dethroned by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje‘s led Kano State government because of politics.
It had been reported earlier that the Kano State government led by Governor Ganduje on Monday, March 9, dethroned Emir Sanusi.
This online news platform understands that Emir Sanusi’s dethronement followed the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor Ganduje.
However, a statement by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the Secretary to the State Government, said Emir Sanusi’s dethronement was due to his “total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor and other lawful authorities”
“The Kano State Executive Council under the chairmanship of His Excellency, the governor of Kano, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate, Muhammad Sanusi II,” the statement said.
Reacting to the banishment while speaking with Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, the traditional ruler of Loko, Nasarawa state, Sanusi advised traditional rulers to know the way to relate with politicians.
The Nasarawa traditional ruler who disclosed this, said: “He advised that we should know the way to relate with politicians because there is nothing that brought this dethronement except politics.”
Asked whether Sanusi had any regret in his actions which were suspected to have brought about his dethronement, Sarki Sabo said, the dethroned Emir of Kano does not have any regret, “because he said he did not commit any offence.”