Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led government of Kano State has announced the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi as the emir of Kano “for total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor”.
The announcement was made at a special sitting of the Kano executive council chaired by Governor Ganduje on Monday.
Usman Alhaji, the State Secretary to the Government who announced the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi ll, said the emir is being removed for his total disrespect to the lawful instructions from the government and the lawful authorities.
“We are removing him for his disrespect for lawful instructions from the office of the Governor and 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”.
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” It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammadu Sanusi 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 consultations with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 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 and tradition religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”
Usman Alhaji said Governor Ganduje had called on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and go about their normal businesses while the new Emir would be announced soon.