Kano Elders, ACF Kick Against Muhammad Sanusi’s Dethronement


There is rage in Kano over the dethronement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, Elders in the State have vowed to challenge the former Emir’s dethronement in Court, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), as well as Youth groups in the State had also sued for peace in Kano state amid the brewing resentments trailing the former Emir’s dethronement

In a statement signed on Monday, March 9, the chairman of the elders’ group, Bashir Othman-Tofa described the dethronement as sad, unfortunate and illegal. In another reaction, ACF said all its attempts to make parties involved bury their hatchets proved abortive

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a political and cultural group in the north, has reacted to the removal of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II by calling for calm among aggrieved camps in Kano state. In our earlier report, what sent a massive wave of shock to the spine of concerned Nigerians was that Governor Abdullahi Umari Ganduje-led government dethroned Muhammadu Sanusi II as Kano monarch.

Sanusi’s dethronement was finalized during state’s council executive meeting presided over by the Kano governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Monday, March 9. Confirming the development, a statement signed by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, Kano’s secretary to the state government said the Emir was dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor.

The state government later announced Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the son of Sanusi’s predecessor, as the new emir for the ancient town.

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The group of Elders, however, vowed to challenge the case in court. “In particular we have vowed to sustain our judicial challenge to the unlawful law passed by the Kano House of Assembly under which the governor purportedly removed the Emir,” the group said.

Similarly, leader of Arewa Youth Organizations, Murtala Abubakar, has stated that the dethronement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government is President Muhammadu Buhari’s fault. The youth groups also blamed Northern elders for not intervening in the feud between the former Emir and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

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