Following his dethronement and taken to Awe, HRH Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi II has mocked the Kano State Government for the poor manner in which his deposition letter was written and entire procedure of his removal as Emir of Kano.
Emir Sanusi II said going by the way in which the letter was written, it was easy for him to challenge his removal in court. He also criticized the state government for not giving him fair hearing prior to his dethronement. However, Emir Sanusi II said he was going to move on and did not want to return as Emir of Kano, saying he did all he could during his time as Kano traditional ruler for six years.
In a 45-second video clip that went viral on social media on Saturday, Emir Sanusi II said, “I have done what I could in six years, I’m moving on. I don’t want to go back. The truth is, if I had wanted to go back, the dethronement letter was so badly written, it was not done unprofessionally, unfair and baseless. The easiest thing is just to go to court.”
“It’s very simple… fair hearing. ’Did you query him? Did you ask him to defend himself? Did you even call him to ask him any question?’ No. That’s all but I think we should go on to a new phase in life,” Emir Sanusi II added.
Emir Sanusi II, who once headed the Central Bank for five years, became the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano in June 2014, following the death of his great uncle, Late Abdullai Ado Bayero.
However, the 58-year-old was dethroned last Monday by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over “total disrespect for lawful instructions from the office of the state government.”
According to a statement by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the removal of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, whose grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi I, was deposed in 1963, was unanimously approved by the state executive council chaired by Gov. Abdullai Ganduje who has been accused severally of corruption and taking bride from contractors.