Ganduje says he has been urged to immediately dethrone Emir Sanusi

Ganduje says he has been urged to immediately dethrone Emir Sanusi

- The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, discloses that 35 civil society organisations want emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II dethroned

- Ganduje says the organisations are calling for Emir Sanusi to be dethroned for disobedience to constituted authority

- Abba Anwar, the spokesperson to the governor, however, did not mention the name of the civil society organisations calling for the removal of the emir

The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has disclosed that 35 civil society organisations have urged him to immediately dethrone the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Ganduje said the organisations are calling for Emir Sanusi to be dethroned for disobedience to constituted authority, Premium Times reports.

Ganduje says he has been urged to immediately dethrone Emir Sanusi

Ganduje says 35 civil society organisations want Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II dethroned for disobedience to constituted authority, credits: BBC
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The governor made the disclosure on Thursday, December 19, in a statement through his spokesperson, Abba Anwar.

The spokesperson to the governor stated that the groups said they want Sanusi dethroned in the interest of protecting the sanctity of the rule of law, and the mandate given to Ganduje by the Kano electorate.

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"Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has received a letter from a coalition of 35 civil society groups urging him to, in the interest of protecting the sanctity of the rule of law, and the mandate given to him by Kano electorate, as a matter of urgency, start the process of dethroning the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II," the statement read.

The spokesperson to the governor, however, did not mention the name of the civil society organisations calling for the removal of the emir.

Meanwhile, a Kano state high court on Tuesday, December 17, upheld the power of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to dethrone emirs in the state.

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Delivering the verdict, the presiding judge, Justice A. T. Badamasi dismissed the extension on the interim order to prevent Ganduje from interfering with the powers of the state's emirate kingmakers.

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The prayer for the court to extend the order was made by the lawyer of the kingmakers, The Nation reports.

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