Uche Nwosu, one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains has exonerated President Muhammadu Buhari from the allegation that he ordered the dethronement of Muhammad Sanusi II.
Nwosu said: ”The allegation is a smack of mischief and an attempt to politicize Sanusi’s removal.”
He noted that the President does not use the instrument of his office to emasculate institutions of government or coerce them to his advantage.
“It is unfounded to allege that President Buhari was behind the dethronement of Sanusi.
”If you know the President very well, you will know that he does not interfere in the functions of government institutions to get any personal advantage. It is most unfair to accuse him of inciting the removal of Sanusi.
“The Kano state government has explicitly stated the reasons the former Emir was removed and if you know how much the Kano Emirate is respected, you will know that no governor will allow himself to be used to depose an Emir without reasons.
“During the 2019 governorship elections in Imo State, for instance, President Buhari did not use the instrument of his office to coerce the electorate to vote for any particular candidate but he asked the people to vote for their candidates across party lines.
”That shows who President Buhari is so anybody accusing him of removing Sanusi is not sincere”.