- Rabiu Kwankwaso, the immediate past governor of Kano state has shed more light on the dethronement of Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano
- Governor Ganduje had recently said that he dethroned Sanusi to save the traditional institution
- Kwankwaso, however, noted that Ganduje dethroned Sanusi because he became intimidated by his popularity in the emirate
Barely 10 days after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Lamido Sanusi II, was dethroned to save the traditional institution from abuse, a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has countered the claim.
PM News reports that Kwankwaso said Sanusi was dethroned because Ganduje was intimidated by the influence of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Legit.ng gathered that the ex-governor in a statement signed by his principal private secretary, Muhammad Inuwa Ali, stated that Sanusi was dethroned by the governor owing to his (Ganduje)'s inferiority complex.
He said that fears of high esteem and calibre alongside the influence Sanusi had as Emir made Ganduje jittery, adding that he dethroned him because of fear of the unknown.
The former governor said Ganduje always feels diminished and inferior in the presence of the former Emir.
He also alleged that Ganduje harbours a pathological hatred for the Kano traditional institution, saying that was why he had to dethrone Sanusi.
The statement read:
“We also know that Ganduje was madly obsessed with reversing everything that Sen. Kwankwaso did in the state. And we are aware, for these reasons, Gov. Ganduje was set, ab initio, to destroy the Kano Emirate and Emir Sanusi II was marked to be the first victim."
Kwankwaso said Sanusi’s enthronement had nothing to do with former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that after months of silence Governor Ganduje on Tuesday, December 15, opened up on why he sacked Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.
It was reported that Ganduje, during the presentation of a book on a former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, explained that he took the crucial decision to save the system and the traditional institution from abuse.
Ganduje had said that the dethroned Emir was appointed in 2014 to spite former president Goodluck Johnathan who sacked him as CBN governor.
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