The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has removed the emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi ll.
Announcing the removal after an emergency Executive Council Meeting, the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji Usman, the emir was deposed due to in total lawful instructions from the office of the governor and lawful authorities.
The emir, according to the SSG, was persistently refusing to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.
He said, “The Kano State Executive Council under the chairmanship of His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has unanimously approved the immediate removal) dethronment of the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll,”
According to him, “it is on record that in so many instances, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll 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 relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above,” he said
Usman added that the removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano emirate built over thousands years.
He further stated that governor Ganduje calls on the general public to remain calm, law abiding and to go about their normal businesses, while the new emir would soon be appointed.
As at the time of filing this report, our reporter observed that tight security has been out in place in some places around the metropolis, especially around the government house and state today for possible break of law and order.
Recall that crisis between Ganduje and Sanusi has been raging immediately after the 2019 governorship election where the governor accused the immediate past emir of supporting his main opponent, Abba Kabiru Yusuf of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).