Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central district at the National Assembly, has revealed that Governor Aminu Tambuwal stopped the dethronement of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
In a post on his Twitter page, Shehu Sani claimed that the Sultan of Sokoto, who is also the President-General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, should have been sacked had Gov. Tambuwal lost the election to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“If Governor Tambuwal has not been re-elected, the relatively mildly outspoken Sultan too could have been sacked,” he wrote.
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.
Against the backdrop of this development, the former Central Bank Governor was banished from Kano to a town in Nasarawa State.
The exiled Emir Sanusi was relocated to Awe town by the Nasarawa State Government.