Nigerians react as Kano state governor Ganduje dethrones Emir Sanusi
Following the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano, Nigerians have reacted in shock to the dethronement.
This was contained in a statement released by the State Secretary to the Government, Usman Alhaji on Monday, March 9.
According to the statement, it revealed that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been dethroned. The state secretary cited Sanusi’s disrespect to lawful instructions from the government as a reason for his dethronement. He added that a replacement will soon be announced.
HRH Emir Muhammed Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir or Kano has been dethroned by the Government of Ganduje. This is a tragedy that should have ended with militarism, a big loss to quality leadership at our traditional levels. pic.twitter.com/NnWbSfSejs
— Ayò Bánkólé (@AyoBankole) March 9, 2020
Reacting to the dethronement, Nigerians who have been following the crisis between Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II have expressed their thoughts on it.
Some Nigerians opined that Ganduje was allegedly caught receiving bribes and as such he has no moral justification to dethrone Sanusi.
@abdul_sada10 wrote: “A man that’s caught pocketing millions of dollars is the Man that’s investigating Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. #Ganduje You have three years to go. You are not going to be there forever.”
@Ayobankole wrote: “HRH Emir Muhammed Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano has been dethroned by the Government of Ganduje. This is a tragedy that should have ended with militarism, a big loss to quality leadership at our traditional levels.”
@MrVAr wrote: “How can someone that was caught in video collecting bribes from contractors be investigating Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for corruption. Nigerians are we thinking straight? Ganduje baida kunya ku kadan wallahi.”