- Oba Adekunle Oyelude has sent important advice to the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi
- The Olowu of Owu Kuta advised Sanusi to be wary of invitations to join partisan politics
- The monarch also urged Sanusi to focus on how to reform and reposition the traditional institution
There have been speculations making rounds that Muhammadu Sanusi may join politics to contest elective positions following his dethronement as the Emir of Kano.
In regards to the rumours, Oba Adekunle Oyelude, the Olowu of Owu Kuta, has given the deposed Emir of Kano some key advice. The monarch in a statement on Monday, March 16, urged Sanusi to be careful of invitations to join partisan politics, The Nation reports.
Oba Oyelude's advice to the former emir is coming just after Sanusi moved to Lagos state from Awe local government of Nasarawa state, following an interim order by the court that he be released from the confinement.
The traditional ruler who also congratulated Sanusi on his freedom urged the former emir to focus on how to reform and reposition the traditional institution. According to Oba Oyelude, Sanusi can achieve this by partnering monarchs and other stakeholders to regain its lost glory.
He went on to note that Sanusi's freedom is setting a record of freedom for monarchs in similar circumstances. The statement reads in part: “I thank the federal government for obeying the court and freeing Sanusi from banishment; it shows adherence to the rule of law.
“I also congratulate Mohammed Sanusi for regaining his freedom, and urge him not to be swayed by those inviting him to partisan politics; his focus should be on reforming the traditional institution in conjunction with stakeholders.
“We need to enact a legislation that will insulate traditional rulers from politics so that they can play the role of fathers to all, which destiny has placed on them. Unless we address the issue and place our traditional rulers to their rightful position, some may abdicate their responsibility in the face of daunting tasks that may make their continued obaship a ruse.
“Sanusi should also explore the window offered by the constitution review of the Ninth Assembly to submit memoranda to be considered for needed amendments on the traditional institution to regain its lost glory."
Legit.ng previously reported that former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, gave some important piece of advice to the dethroned Kano emir. In a tweet via his official handle on Saturday, March 14, Senator Sani advised the deposed monarch not to be allowed to be "dragged into partisan politics.
In a related development, Sanusi, the 14th Emir of Kano, revealed why he would not challenge his dethronement in court.
In an amateur video shared by Ibrahim Adam, the personal assistant to Abba Yusuff, the Kano governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election, Sanusi said he would not go to court to challenge his dethronement because he had moved on.
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