“What I Will Do If Another Government Removed Me”: Sanusi Opens Up

  • The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has said he would care less should another government remove him from office again
  • Sanusi said what he was concerned about was the disruption of the emirate system, which had been preserved over 1000 years ago
  • The former CBN governor expressed gratefulness to the Kano government and assembly for correcting the deeds of the past government

Muhammdu Sanusi II, the reinstated Emir of Kano, has expressed indifference to the report that another government can remove him if he wins the current battle with the deposed Aminu Ado Bayero.

Sanusi, who was recently reinstated by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano, made his position known in an interview with The Sun on Saturday, June 15.

Sanusi speaks about being removed by another government Photo Credit: @Imranmuhdz
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How I want to leave, Sanusi revealed

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) posited that he was more concerned with reinstating the over 1000 years of Kano Emirate’s heritage than with the title of the Emir itself.

The embattled emir said:

“For me, even now that I am here, only God knows how long I will be here. I can die tomorrow. Another governor can come tomorrow and say that he has removed me. It doesn’t matter.”

The Emir maintained that he would not have any problem should another government make a move against him.

My problem with past government, Sanusi speaks

He stressed that the problem he had with the past administration in the state was tampering with the Emirate system.

He said he was happy that it wouldn’t be recorded that 1000 years of history were destroyed during his time.

Sanusi then expressed gratitude to Governor Yusuf and the Kano State House of Assembly for correcting the errors and restoring the emirate to what it was. He expressed optimism that when he died or left, anyone coming after him would inherit what he initially inherited.

Sanusi vs Bayero: Analyst gives opinion

Speaking on the development in Kano, Okanlawon Gaffar, a public commentator, in an interview with Legit.ng, described the legal discretion on the emirship tussle as a mockery of our traditional system.

He maintained that though the traditional system was not expected to be above the law but the same time, the court was not expected to determine who become emir and who should not be.

His statement reads:

“Our traditional system is now a mockery of its glory. This does not mean that our traditional system should be above the law principle.

“However, it represents a different kind of leadership where who gets to be in that position has been determined by culture and tradition. So, we find ourselves in a situation where a court is determining who gets to be there and who gets to be deposed, awarding judgment because they have been deposed is a mockery of our traditional system.”


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