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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Buhari Is Behind Sanusi's Dethronement, Kwankwaso Alleges

Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari of masterminding the detronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11.

Mr Kwankwaso appointed Mr Sanusi ll as the Emir of Kano in 2014, shortly after he was relieved of his position as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria by the then President Goodluck Jonathan.

On Wednesday morning while speaking to  BBC Hausa, Kwankwaso  said “Kano State government officials have been saying they were directed to dethrone Mr Sanusi ll. He (Buhari) instructed them.”

The ex - Governor alleged that although, Buhari’s close associates are saying, that he has no connection with the plights of Sanusi but the people of Kano think otherwise.

“what we believe here in Kano is, he (Buhari) intervenes where he wishes.

“He doesn’t interfere where his intervention is needed, but intervenes on issues he is supposed to be neutral about,” he told BBC Hausa.

The federal government is yet to officially react to the dethronement of Mr Sanusi. However, Mr Buhari had earlier said he doesn’t have the constitutional mandate to interfere in the crisis between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Mr Sanusi ll.

The former governor described the dethronement of the deposed emir of Kano as a sad incident to Kano, Nigeria and entire world. He said “The emir (Sanusi ll) is the global citizen.”

According to him no responsible government would dethrone Mr Sanusi ll.

Mr Kwankwaso has also dismissed the allegation that he queried Mr Sanusi ll twice during his tenure as governor. “I have never issued a query to His Highness, (the) Emir of Kano.”

The politician also denied the allegation that ‘Kwankwasiyya’ loyalists have contributed to fuelling the crisis between Messrs Ganduje and Sanusi ll. He said they only stand with the truth.

He said to the best of his knowledge, as the government officials said, Mr Sanusi’s sin to Mr Ganduje according to them, was the monarch’s statement that whoever wins Kano 2019 governorship election should be given his mandate.

Mr Kwankwaso also lamented what he described as the humiliation of the deposed monarch as a disrespect to the Kano people - Premium times


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