Lamido Sanusi isn’t the first emir of kano to be dethroned, history has repeated itself.
In 1963, the Emir of Kano Sir Muhammadu Sanusi II was also ovethrowed.
He was dethroned as a result of power struggle between him & Ahmadu Bello.
57 years later, The direct descendant of Emir Sanusi Mohammed Sanusi II has been dethroned by Ganduje.
Emir Lamido Sanusi’s dethronement followed the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
After the report of dethronement, security operatives on Monday reportedly stormed the palace of the Emir of Kano in Kano State in an attempt to remove him from the place.
Since coming on the throne, Sanusi, who rose to become Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank as a professional, has always spoken out against harmful traditions and practices in the North, often times drawing the ire of elites in the region.
Meanwhile, the Kano State Government has given reasons for the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II.
Among the reasons stated were alleged insubordination, refusal to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Law, The PUNCH reports.
The Kano government made this known in a press statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, announcing the removal of Sanusi.