Posted by Editor | 9 March 2020, 02:14pm | 758
Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, has cited insubordination and lack of respect for constituted authority as part of the reason for the dethronement of Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, which was effected early Monday.
A statement by Secretary to the state government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, which said that the decision was reached at a meeting of the Kano State Executive Council, presided over by Ganduje, also accused the dethroned monarch of refusing to attend meetings and official functions with the governor.
The statement reads: “The Kano state executive council under the chairmanship of his Excellency, the Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi.”
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instruction from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and program organised by the government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.
“It is on record and in so many instances ,Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a-e) of the Kano state emirate law 2019 and if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section of the Kano state emirate law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”
“His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje called on the general public to remain calm, law abiding and go about their normal businesses. While a new emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed.”