Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, has again reacted to the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II by Kano State government, led by governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Obasanjo, had written a terse open letter to Sanusi, after he was deposed last Monday, expressing sadness over the development.
The Kano government said Sanusi was dethroned for insubordination, among others.
However, Nigerians on social media noted that Ganduje has no moral justification to dethrone Sanusi, since the state executive council failed to probe him, after he was seen in a footage last year, allegedly collecting bribe from a contractor and stuffing it in his dress.
There have also been allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari was involved in Sanusi’s dethronement.
The former president, who recently celebrated his 83rd, has decried the situation, saying Nigeria under Buhari has become where a thief dethrones a king and an illiterate rules over knowledgeable individuals.
“Nigeria under Buhari is now a country where a thief dethrones a king, an illiterate rules over professors and professors rig elections for illiterates to get power,” Obasanjo was quoted as saying by Voice of Nasarawa.
Sanusi was subsequently banished to Awe in Nasarawa.
However, he regained freedom, after an order by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, ruled that his freedom of association and movement was been trampled upon.
The former emir left Nasarawa on Friday, and he is currently in Lagos.