BY Innocent Orok
After a long drawn battle between the Kano state governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II,the Kano state government has finally dethrone Sanusi.
According to a press statement signed by the Secretary to the Kano state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji read thus “The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of His Excellency the Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi .
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.
” It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sunusi II has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part three, section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
” The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built Over a thousand years.
His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR calls on the general public to remain calm, law abiding and to go about their normal businesses. While a new Emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed, the statement said.