This online news platform understands that Emir Sanusi’s dethronement followed the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor Ganduje.
However, a statement by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the Secretary to the State Government, said Emir Sanusi’s dethronement was due to his “total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor and other lawful authorities.”
The statement reads as thus; “The Kano State Executive Council under the chairmanship of His Excellency, the governor of Kano, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate, Muhammad Sanusi II,” the statement said.
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend officials meetings and programmes 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 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 Ganduje calls on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and to go about their normal businesses. While a new Emir of Kano will soon be appointed,” the statement added.
Moments after the dethronement, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to air their opinions on the matter.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
Blessed is the person who does not follow the advice of wicked people, take the path of sinners, or join the CONGRESS of PROPAGANDISTS.
1. Atiku – ❌
2. Saraki – ❌
3. Dino – ❌
4. Sanusi – ❌
— Adetutu Balogun (Ezi Ada 1 of Diaspora) (@Tutsy22) March 9, 2020
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi should seek constitutional political power, that way he's able to make those changes slowly but steadily.
Follow in the footstep of @elrufai
Right now, it appears the NORTH is NOT ready for a reformist Emir. pic.twitter.com/mB6F8Etmgq
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) March 9, 2020
Now that Sanusi is less busy, he should come and explain to us very well how GEJ stole money from CBN. If we recover the money maybe President @MBuhari will not need to take the $25b loan again. ??
— Olúyẹmí Fásípè ?? (@YemieFash) March 9, 2020
"Sanusi can now be president".
Are you folks this naive? The people who dethroned him don't want him more powerful than he is today.
— Onye Nkuzi (@cchukudebelu) March 9, 2020
I have nothing but respect for HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for his stand.WARNING: if you choose to fight the establishment be ready to be removed from whatever position u hold. You see they say Knowledge is Power, but in Nigeria “Power is power” and it doesn’t belong to the people pic.twitter.com/2mW4kJIvII
— AuduMaikori (@Audu) March 9, 2020
Whatever the record, history will say that Sanusi Lamido was once the Emir of Kano.
Sanusi will become even more relevant in the politics of the North and Nigeria – and I'll be all too happy to see him angry.
Ganduje and his Aso Rock backers will not be in power forever.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) March 9, 2020
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been dethroned. I feel no sympathy for him. This man was hired by Buhari & APC to spread untold lies that $20billion was missing under GEJ. Today this same Buhari, Ganduje and APC has dethroned him as Emir of Kano. Karma is a bitch. I laugh in GEJ ?? pic.twitter.com/zp8KImbDZg
— The Omonile Lawyer™ (@MatthewOttah) March 9, 2020
The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II (KCOB) has finally been removed. This was coming. He has lost traditional power but his influence will always be telling on politics in Nigeria as a whole. This is the end of a season. The series hasn’t ended. It has not. pic.twitter.com/H2vwDhPrPX
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) March 9, 2020
All those who ganged up against Goodluck Jonathan with malicious lies and politically-induced hatred have somewhat paid for it or still paying.
Nigerians are paying the price, Political heavyweights who crossed over are paying the price, Sanusi Lamido is paying his own price.
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) March 9, 2020
Me – Next Level, who’s this?
SLS – Baba. It’s me His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
Me – Ahhh! Former Emir of Kano. How are you?
SLS – Baba I want my throne back.
Me – Will you manage Sabon Gari? pic.twitter.com/FHVVRx3xGc
— Parosident (@TheMbuhari) March 9, 2020
The man we fell in love with is called Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and what’s made him the darling of the progressives is his characteristic public intellection. You can never take that away from him. There’s always a price to pay for refusing to play by the book of the Establishment. pic.twitter.com/ZLWTl1tJgO
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) March 9, 2020