Muhammad Sanusi II has been dethroned has the Emir of Kano! This was announced today, March 9th at a special sitting of the Kano executive council chaired by governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje. The dethronement was announced by Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government. He said it is with immediate effect adding that a new emir will be announced shortly.
According to Usman Alhaji, Sanusi was dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor.
Read Kano government press statement below:
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amounts to total insubordination.
“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 Section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion, and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”