The ousted emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has reacted to his dethronement by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday.
In a video released on the early hours of Tuesday, Sanusi described the development as the will of God.
He went on to call for calm in the state while urging the people to support the newly installed emir, Aminu Bayero, son of the late Ado Bayero.
His words: ”Greetings my people. We are always thankful to God for all the things we experience that never end. I was dethroned as the emir of Kano on the 9th of February 2020. God has kept me in health for about six years on this throne.
”The one who gives, has taken. Leadership is given to one to keep and when it’s time, the person has to give it back. God has already fore-planned when one will stay or leave and that’s why we have taken in good faith everything that has happened. We agree, we are grateful, we are cheerful. We thank the people of Kano for all the love they have shown us thus far, for the followership, and obedience.
”We thank all the people that have helped us and that have supported us. We thank the brethren with good hearts that stayed and made these decisions. We plead to our children and people that whoever becomes leader, they should follow him to fufil his duties. I thank the brethren and I’m telling them that God is infallible and whatever he does is right.
”And today, it shouldn’t bother them. When something starts, it’s the end we look out for. God will make the end good, he’ll make us finish well. We thank the God that gave us the ability to serve for the years we did, the one that gave us the ability to build the structures we built here.
”Let us continue to pray that God blesses the state and cause it to prosper and give the proper leadership. This palace, God should cause it to prosper and our land, God should return it, God should fill us with joy. We are grateful, thank you, thank you. We leave you in happiness, we leave you in a good state of heart, we leave you in thanks.”
CRISPNG had earlier reported factors that fueled Sanusi’s removal. The emir’s removal capped a lingering political debacle between him and Ganduje over alleged insubordination.