The Removal of the former Emir of Kano Emirate Council, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is the sole responsibility of the Kano State Government, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said.
Sanusi’s dethronement: Presidency has no hand, Ganduje replies critics
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
The governor said that the claim by critics that Sanusi’s dethronement was the hand work of the presidency was baseless and absolutely not true.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Malam Abba Anwar, disclosed this on Wednesday.
The statement, however, brought to the attention of the public the statement issued sometime ago by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari that the president had no constitutional power to interfere in the Kano Emirate matter.
The statement added that the former Emir, breached Part 3, Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirates Law 2019, which, if left unchecked would destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.
The satement quoted the governor as saying: “This Law is Kano State Law, not that of the federal government. So there is no point at all in linking this punishment with any other organ apart from Kano state government,”
“So I wonder when someone just appear from nowhere and alleged that the Presidency has a hand in Muhammadu Sanusi’s removal. Reasons behind his dethronement were stated clearly without any ambiguity.”
The governor further clarified that whosoever links the presidency with the Sanusi’s dethronement has either ulterior motive behind his claim or he is not in tune with reality.