The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has determined to fight back and to
challenge his dethronement which make him to head to court.
As an elite and educated man, Sanusi got himself a lawyer that is very eloquent just as he
is. Sanusi’s lawyer, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), said his client will be suing the Kano state
government for infringing on the right of his client in the court of law.
Sanusi respected the Government’s decisions but yet he will fight back and he urged the
people of Kano to respect the new Emir of Kano.
He also said that his removal was best for him, according to God’s plan at this time.
Here are his exact words, “With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our
heritage. Today (Monday), the Almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership, has destined to take it back,”
“As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah (God) destined are
numbered. When the days come to an end one must leave.
He also said, “We enjoin everyone to remain peaceful. We have directed our family, our
children and those that support us that whoever gets it and is endorsed by the people they
should pay allegiance to him.
“They should follow him. They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the
honour and dignity of this palace.”
Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, announced the appointment of the new
Emir just immediately after banishing Sanusi.
Let’s see how this will turn out. We expect a full fight from the former Emir of Kano as this
case ends in the court of law.