“ Certainly, a lesson has been learnt, but we must always remember that power is transient, and only the kind-hearted ones understand this. Indeed, Sanusi sins nailed him, and no other option is left than to remove him. Yes, the tools used to ousted him, is evidently defensible and cordial.
By Mark C. Orgu, March 10 2020, News/comments.
KANO — After a disgraceful removal of the beleaguered Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, by the Kano State government over what it called as affront of the state lawful orders from His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. This action has spread like wifi, as the removal of Sanusi seems overdue after his blunt reactions and refusal to play royalty to the one who funds his highly respected kingdom.
The ejecting of Sanusi 11 is as a result of the decision of the State Council Executive, SEC meeting anchored by the governor. The meeting saw in, the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero, as a new Emir after the dethronement of Sanusi. Bayero is now the 15th Emir of Kano.
Announcing this yesterday is the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, who, said the monarch, Sanusi 11 became a mini god, and so cannot be controlled by the government, and as such, the government of Kano finds it difficult to accommodate him. His statement:
“Kano State Executive Council, under the chairmanship of the incumbent governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II”
Continuing, he stressed “The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect of lawful instructions from the office of the state governor and other lawful authorities, including his refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the government without any justification which amounts to total insubordination”.
“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 consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section 13 of the Kano State Emirate law and other reasons stated above”
Kano government wonder why a traditional ruler could descend so low by reluctantly becoming powerful and negligent in disregarding the sanctity of government orders. Yes, we all know that Sanusi was like John the Baptist in dishing out truth against the governor and even against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, but you cannot bit the fingers that feed you. That was what the former Emir forgot. He did it to former President Goodluck Jonathan, as a CBN governor, but Jonathan was too calm to remove him.
Like what the Kano SSG stated further: “The removal is reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of Kano Emirate built over a thousand years. “His Excellency, Dr. Ganduje calls on the general public to remain calm, law abiding and to go about their normal businesses.’’
“Following the resolution emanating from the State Executive Council today (yesterday) and the recommendation by kingmakers of Kano Emirate and the approval of appointment of the new Emir of Kano, the 9th day of March 2020, with regards to the deposition of the former Emir, in my capacity as the Secretary to the State Government, I have been directed by the executive governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, based on the powers conferred on him by the provision of section 11(1) of the Kano State Emirate Council Law 2019, that is equivalent to 1441 AH, to announce the appointment of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former Emir of Bichi Emirate, as the new Emir of Kano Emirate”.
“He is the 15th Emir of the Fulani in the Kano Emirate. “This followed the recommendation received from the Kano kingmakers to the Executive governor of Kano State. As you can see, the four king makers are all here seated with us.” Emir Sanusi ascended the throne on June 8, 2014, following the death of al-Haji Ado Bayero, who reigned from 1963 till his death in 2014.
However, from undisclosed sources, it was alleged that the deposed Emir has been exiled to a neigbouring state Nasarawa. Certainly, a lesson has been learnt, but we must always remember that power is transient, and only the kind-hearted ones understand this. Indeed, Sanusi sins nailed him, and no other option is left than to remove him. Yes, the tools used to ousted him, is evidently defensible and cordial
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