The Kano state government on Monday, March 9, finally dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, who has been under much heat throughout the Emirate crisis rocking the state.
Sanusi’s dethronement comes after the state’s council executive meeting presided over by the governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Confirming the development, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, Kano’s secretary to the state government, said that the monarch’s sack takes effect from Monday.
Usman said that the emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law and that his removal was a decision reached after a lot of consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
Following the removal of Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano, the state government has announced Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as the new emir for the ancient town.
Bayero, the son of late Emir Ado Bayero, replaced Muhammad Sanusi 11, who was dethroned and banished to Nasarawa state, four kingmakers of Kano elected a new emir, following the deposition of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II earlier on Monday, March 9.
The kingmakers are Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano Sarki Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawakin Maituta Bello Abubakar and; Sarkin Bai Mukhtar Adnan.
The governor had been at loggerhead with Emir Sanusi and many see the fresh probe as a continuation of the initial crisis that led to the creation of an additional four new emirates in the state.