Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has finally speaks out after his dethronement by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje‘s led Kano State government on Monday March 9th, February 2020.
According to the report, Sanusi’s dethronement was done by the State Council executive meeting that was presided over by the Governor Ganduje.
Sunrise News reported that Alhaji Usman Alhaji, who is the Secretary to the State Government, said Emir Sanusi’s dethronement was due to his “total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor and other lawful authorities”
On Monday, Sanusi in a video message which lasted for over four minutes, accepted his dethronement as an act of destiny.
Sanusi said: “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.”
“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”.
Sanusi added by encouraging his supporters to remain calm and peaceful and that they should support whoever becomes the next Emir of Kano.
“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.”
“It is a thing of pride that made us to rule and end in the same fashion as Halifa,” he said.