The Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje has alongside his state executive council announced the dethronement of Emir Lamido Sanusi.
Local reports stated that Kano State House of Assembly had a rowdy session earlier today when deliberating whether or not to approve the removal of the Emir.
In a statement released bt the state government, the Kano state government said:
“The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of His Excellency the Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sunusi II.
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.
It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sunusi H has been found breaching part 3 section 13 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 2019 and other reasons stated above.”
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.
His Excellency Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR calls on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and to go about their normal businesses. While a new Emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed.”
The Emir is yet to make any statement on his removal at the time of writing this report.