“Sanusi wasn’t willing to leave the palace, so we forced him out” -Ganduje’s aide

The Special Adviser to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Media, Salihu Yakasai, has revealed that former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, was not willing to leave the palace refused to leave the palace even he knew about his dethronement.

According to PUNCH, he was forced out of the palace by security men.

Yakasai disclosed that the state government had to deploy policemen to evict him out of the place.

He said if Sanusi had humbled himself and left the palace immediately he was informed of his removal, he would have been spared the drama.

Yakasai added, “They wanted it to be a quiet thing. That is the standard, the law. A deposed emir has to leave the state as it was done in the past but I don’t know what happened in the palace that caused the delay.

“At the initial stage, the emir wasn’t willing to leave the palace and that was why you saw what we saw with the security forces and what have you.

“If he had left willingly, I don’t think you would have seen such a reaction from the security apparatus.

“The situation, though intense, wasn’t for long and as you can see Kano is peaceful.”

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