A former Governor of Kano State and Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party in the February 25 election, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said that the Governor-elect, Abba Kabir Yusuf, will revisit the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano.
Sanusi was installed as Emir on June 8, 2014 by Kwankwaso during his time as Governor. He was dethroned on March 9, 2020 and banished from Kano by incumbent Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to a village called Loko in Nasarawa State.
Aside from dethroning the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ganduje also split the emirate into five and appointed emirs for each.
Ganduje, while speaking at a book presentation on former President, Goodluck Jonathan, authored by a journalist, Bonaventure Melah, had disclosed that he did not regret dethroning Sanusi, and that his decision was in a bid to save the system and the traditional institution from abuse.
However, Kwankwao, in a recent online video, said that Sanusi’s dethronement and also balkanisation of the emirate would be reviewed by the incoming government.
He said, “We have campaigned and as you know we are popular in Nigeria especially in Kano state, we are now back and God willing, we will continue with the good works our administration left. This incoming governor and his team will take them up.
“As elders, we will continue to advise them to do the right thing. We tried not to intervene in the issue of bringing or removing any Emir, but now, an opportunity has come.
“Those who were given this opportunity will sit down and see to the issues. They will look at what they are expected to do. Beside the Emir, even the emirate has been divided into five places. All these need to be studied. Usually a leader inherits good and bad issues that are hard to reconcile.”
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