…I’ve no regret dethroning Sanusi, Ganduje says
The Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), DR. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has declared that the incoming administration of his Party in Kano State will as a matter of importance revisit the dethronement of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, the 14th Emir of Kano.
This was as the outgoing governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje has said that he had no regrets dethroning Emir Muhammadu Sanusi as emir of Kano, saying that he took the decision to save the system and the traditional institution from abuse.
Ganduje specifically said that Sanusi was not the best man for the throne, adding that he was appointed as emir just to spite former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Sanusi, who became emir of Kano during the second term of Kwankwaso as governor, was dethroned by outgoing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on March 9, 2020, and banished from Kano while expenses incurred under his reign were probed by the Ganduje’s administration that equally split the Kano emirate into five.
Kwankwaso in a trending video, assured that the dethronement of Emir Sanusi and the balkanisation of the Kano emirate would be reviewed by the government of Abba Kabir Yusuf.
According to Kwankwaso; “We have campaigned and as you know we are popular in Nigeria especially in Kano state. We are now back and God willing, we will continue with the good works our administration left. This incoming governor and his team will take them up.
“As elders, we will continue to advise them to do the right thing. We tried not to intervene in the issue of bringing or removing any Emir but, now, an opportunity has come. Those who were given this opportunity will sit down and see to the issues.
“They will look at what they are expected to do. Beside the Emir, even the emirate has been divided into five places. All these need to be studied.
“Usually, a leader inherits good, bad and issues that are hard to reconcile,” he said.
However, outgoing Governor Ganduje while speaking at the presentation of a book on former President Goodluck Jonathan, authored by a journalist, Mr. Bonaventure Melah, said that Sanusi was appointed Emir of Kano not because he was the best man for the throne but, to retaliate what Jonathan did to him.
In the words of Ganduje; “That was done in order to prove that what Jonathan did to him was wrong and that the people of Kano wanted their son as emir and, therefore, they decided to appoint him as emir.
“But when he was appointed, there were a lot of demonstrations with people burning tyres here and there. But, because of government backing, he was sustained on the stool.
“When I became governor, (that’s why you will laugh), I said yes, Jonathan medicine is an important medicine. That medicine, even though I am not a medical doctor, but that medicine would serve the same purpose, for the same disease and for the same patient.
“So, I took my Jonathan medicine and decided to save the system, to save the institution and I applied it effectively. So Jonathan and I are on the same page. Actually, I have no regrets,” he said.