BY LEVI JOHNSON
Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the executive Governor of Kano State has explained why he removed on Monday the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll as the Emir of Kano.
Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the Secretary to the state government (SSG) on Monday in a statement said Ganduje approved the immediate removal of the Emir of Kano.
It 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.
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“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”.
It would be recalled that the crisis between Governor Ganduje and immediate Sanusi has been raging for a long time.