Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

“Buhari Ordered Emir Sanusi’s Removal,”  Kwankwaso Says     

Funsho Akinwale

Former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Wednesday, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being responsible for the dethronement of former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

He also denied the claim by the Kano State government that his administration queried Emir Sanusi three times.

The former governor made this statement while speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC.

“Let me begin by saying today is a very sad day in Kano, Nigeria and by extension in the entire world, because His Highness the Emir of Kano (Sanusi) is a global personality.

“What we have seen is very sad because there is no responsible government that is supposed to take the kind of step taken by Kano State Government by dethroning Emir Muhammad Sanusi II.

“But, the big issue is that, as enshrined by section 35 of the Nigerian Constitution, even if you dethrone someone as Emir, you ought to allow chose wherever he so pleases to stay, that is even when you follow due process to dethrone him.

“You see leaders here in Kano State Government themselves are saying they were given the order to dethrone the Emir. He (President Muhammadu Buhari) is the one that gave them the order,” Kwankwaso said.

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