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President Buhari Ordered Sanusi’s Dethronement-Kwankwaso




Erstwhile governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has indicted President Muhammadu Buhari in the dethronement of former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Kwankwaso, a former presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Buhari gave the order to see Sanusi dethroned.

Speaking during an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Wednesday, March 11th he alleged that “the governor of Kano himself has been saying that he has been given the order to remove Sanusi.”

Kwankwaso said:


“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 Governorment 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 him choose wherever he so pleases to stay, that is even when you follow due process to dethrone him.

“However, like people who are close to President Muhammadu Buhari often say that, the President does not intervene in disputes; that, if people are in dispute the President just keeps quiet, but we in Kano do not see him (President Muhammadu Buhari) like that. We see him like he selects where he intervenes. And where he is supposed to intervene, he doesn’t, but where he is not supposed to intervene, that is where he does.

“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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