For hours now the dethroning of Emir Sanusi has been a serious debate on the internet.
The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll was dethroned with immediate effect over disrespect to the office of the governor (headed by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje) and other government agencies.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji was the one who broke the news to the public. He said the emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal. He said the removal was in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders.
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The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has reacted to his removal from office.
According to a video message he released, Mr Sanusi accepted his dethronement as an act of destiny.
He said in part: “With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage. Today, the almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership has destined to take it back,” Mr Sanusi said.
As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah destined are numbered. When the days come to an end one must leave.
We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us.
We enjoin everyone to remain peaceful. We have directed our family, our children and those that support us that whoever gets it and is endorsed by the people they should pay allegiance to him.
They should follow him (the new emir). They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the honour and dignity of this palace.”
Meanwhile the dethroned Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, was arrested and taken to Nasarawa state where he will spend the rest of his life in asylum.
Security personnel succeeded in taken the emir out of the place around 4:30pm and whisked him to the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) where he was flown to Nasarawa state. .
Also the Kano State Government has announced Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano. Bayero, the son of late Emir Ado Bayero, replaces Muhammad Sanusi 11.