- Governor Umar Ganduje says he removed the former Kano emir because "he did not know the responsibility of a traditional ruler"
- According to the Kano governor, Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed because he was a "celebrated social critic"
- Sanusi, a former CBN governor, was given a marching order in March 2020 over alleged insubordination and power abuse
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, said former emir Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed because he is better as "a social critic" than a traditional ruler.
Governor Ganduje made this disclosure on Friday, February 12, when he appeared as a guest on Channels TV's Politics Today programme monitored by Legit.ng.
According to Ganduje, Sanusi, a former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was given a marching order because "he doesn't understand the responsibilities of a traditional ruler."
"The real story is that the deposed emir of Kano did not understand the responsibilities of a traditional ruler especially for a strong institution like that of Kano.
"You see, the deposed emir of Kano was a social critic, a celebrated social critic. And that was nothing wrong with that. He is an educated person, he has freedom of speech."
Sanusi, a 14th Emir of Kano from the Fulani Sullubawa clan, ascended the throne on June 8, 2014, following the death of his grand-uncle late Ado Bayero.
But he was dethroned on March 9, 2020, by Governor Ganduje over insubordination and alleged abuse of power before he was banished to Nasarawa state.
Sanusi later contested his banishment in the court of law. He later relocated to his house in Lagos after the court ruled that his banishment was unconstitutional and illegal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Kano state said the only way to bring a lasting solution to the farmers-herders crisis is to enable a law that bans the movement of cattle from the north to the south.
Governor Ganduje gave this suggestion while speaking to journalists in Daura town of Katsina state when he and his All Progressives Congress (APC) colleagues visited President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari is in his hometown Daura where he travelled to on Friday, January 28, to register his membership of the ruling party.
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