This is coming after the court granted an interim order releasing the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi from confinement/detention.
There were reports that the dethroned Emir would not be allowed into Kano for at least three months.
However, the Kaduna State Governor while speaking newsmen in Awe, Nasarawa State, on Friday, stated that a federal capital territory high court has ruled that Sanusi can go anywhere.
“As you know the federal high court in Abuja today declared his detention illegal and unconstitutional and his banishment also in violation of the constitution, so he is free.”
“He can live anywhere he wants including Kano city if he wants. But we are on our way to Abuja. It is quite likely that the emir proceeds to Lagos which was his preferred destination from day one.”
“From the day he was informed of his deposition, it was his wish to go to Lagos because part of his family is now in Lagos. And by the grace of God, we’re on our way to Lagos.”
El-Rufai why speaking on the reason behind his decision to appoint Sanusi as the vice-chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA) after he was dethroned, he said as emir his duty was to bring investors to Kano.
He further stated that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is now free from the throne, and can help bring investors and investment to Kaduna.
He also said Sanusi has been with him from his teenage years and has never left him, stating that he also cannot leave the ex-emir at this time.