Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has stated that he does not want to go back to the throne and is moving on, adding that if he wanted to go back, going to court would have been his next option.
This was made known by Sanusi in a video circulating online. The former emir faulted the process and manner in which his dethronement was handled by the Kano State government.
He 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 professionally. The easiest thing is just to go to court.”
The deposed emir quizzed the Kano government saying, “It’s a simple, fair hearing, ‘did you query him? Did you ask him to defend himself? Did you even call him to ask him any question?’ However, he emphasized that everyone should “go on to a new phase in life.”
Sanusi after his dethronement, approached the court on Thursday seeking an interim order of the court directing his immediate release from detention. Justice Anwuli Chikere granted the order in line with the prayers on the exparte motion filed on behalf of the deposed Emir by Mr Lateef Fagbemi SAN.
Meanwhile, many supporters of deposed emir argued that his sack stemmed from his frosty relationship with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
See video below: