“Kano Government dethronement letter was poorly written…“
Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said his dethronement was so badly done and that he could have challenged it in court if he had wanted to reclaim it back.
Sanusi, a former Central Bank of Nigeria Bank, was dethroned as the emir of Kano on Monday by the Abdullahi Ganduje led-Kano state government who accused him of insubordination.
His dethronement had, however, sparked wide condemnation across Nigeria.
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After his removal, Sanusi was subsequently moved to Loko and later Awe, both in Nasarawa state. However, he arrived in Lagos on Friday following a court order granting him freedom.
The former emir, in a video circulating on social media, said the dethronement letter sent by Kano government was poorly written and it would have been easy for him to proceed to the court to challenge it.
“I have done what I could in six years, I’m moving on. I don’t want to go back. The truth is, if I had wanted to go back, the dethronement letter was so badly written, it was not done professionally. The easiest thing is just to go to court,” he said.
“It’s simple, fair hearing, ‘did you query him? Did you ask him to defend himself? Did you even call him to ask him any question?’ That’s all but I think we should go on to a new phase in life.”
Sanusi said it could be difficult for him, but his removal is not an issue as he has no reason to be sad or depressed.