Revealed: Fresh facts why Emir Sanusi was dethroned by Ganduje

Four months after the removal of Muhammad Sanusi, the former emir of Kano, by Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, a fresh indication has emerged that his refusal from being part of the state’s emirate system reform was responsible.

Recall that Sanusi was deposed in March by Ganduje after months of a frosty relationship.

Ganduje had created four emirates in the bid to whittle down the power of the former emir. Though he said the action was for administrative convenience.

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission accused Sanusi of misappropriation of funds and launched a probe against him.

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Sanusi ascended the throne on June 8, 2014, following the death of Ado Bayero, who reigned from 1963 until his death in 2014.

Speaking during a media parley to mark Democracy Day on Monday, Ganduje said the reforms he undertook “have come to stay”.

“The former emir of Kano, who refused to be part of the reforms, has to bow out so that the reforms can be completed and the new emirates have come to stay,” the governor said.

“Today, there is no legal issues before the court as regards the reforms of the traditional system.”

Ganduje said the decision of the former emir and some elders to challenge his “reforms” in court slowed down the process, and that the authorities in Kano would continue to probe him.


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