Some residents of Kano State on Tuesday took to the street to celebrate the dethronement of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
In a video shared on Twitter by the Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Salisu Tanko Yakasai, showed residents chanting anti-Sanusi slogans in Hausa.
A tweet that accompanied the video reads: “I remember when SLS was appointed as Emir, there were protests all over Kano for 3days, but today, this is the crowd celebrating his dethronement and subsequent appointment of the new Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero. Don’t let twitter rants fool you. #AikiTill2023.”
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 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.
Following his removal, the exiled Emir Sanusi was relocated to Awe town by the Nasarawa State Government.