Sanusi Breaks Silence On Dethronement

Few hours after he was deposed by the Kano State Executive Council, the Emir of
Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi has opened up on the current crisis he is facing.

Apparently unfazed by the dethronement, Sanusi said power belongs to God.

He said, “The throne of an Emir is not permanent, every king and leader should know this.

If it was a permanent throne, I wouldn’t have been the Emir of Kano.

Before I came someone was Emir and before him someone else was there.

Whenever God says your time on the throne is over, if you don’t leave with your legs, people will carry your body out of the palace. It is God that gives power and it is God that takes power” Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

On Monday, the Kano State Executive Council approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi, at a special sitting held on Monday.

Before the dethronement, there was crisis in the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday over the issue.

As of the time of filing this report, security had been beefed up at the House of Assembly complex. It was learnt that the fight broke out during a debate on the report of the Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Ant-Corruption Commission.

The removal of Sanusi was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, at the State Executive Council meeting on Monday.

According to him, a new emir would soon be appointed.

Also, in an official tweet,  Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, said “The Kano State Executive Council has unanimously approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kamo Mallam Muhammad Sanusi Ii at a special sitting held today by the council.”