Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Governor of Kano State, on Wednesday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido II as Emir of Kano.
Kwankwaso made the allegation while describing the removal of Sanusi Lamido II as a sad incident to both Kano State and Nigeria in general.
Speaking with BBC Hausa, the former governor who appointed Sanusi as the 14th Emir of Kano in 2014 said contrary to claims Buhari had intervened in the Kano emirate crisis.
He said: “We believe here in Kano that Buhari interferes where he wishes.
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“Kano state government officials have been saying they were directed to dethrone Mr Sanusi Lamido ll. Buhari instructed them.”
The former governor stated that Buhari “doesn’t interfere where his intervention is needed but interferes on issues he is supposed to be neutral about.”
Eulogizing the dethroned monarch, Kwankwaso said: “The Emir (Sanusi) is a global citizen.”
The Kano State Government had on Monday 9 March 2020 dethroned Sanusi as the Emir of Kano state.
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Following his removal, the state government immediately named one of the sons of late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, Aminu Ado Bayero the 15th Fulani Emir of the state.