Muhammadu Sanusi II, dethroned Emir of Kano, has said his removal is the will of Allah.
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In his first reaction to his removal from office by the Kano State Executive Council on Monday, Sanusi said Allah, who gave him the throne had taken it back.
In a video message, he urged his followers and loyalists to support and pledge allegiance to Aminu Bayero, who has been named his replacement.
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“With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage. Today, the almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership has destined to take it back,” Sanusi said.
“As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah destined are numbered. When the days come to an end one must leave.
“We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us.
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“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 (the new emir). They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the honour and dignity of this palace.”
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Sanusi was deposed following a resolution of the Kano State Executive Council on March 9, on allegations of insurbodination.
The Secretary to the Kano State Government, Usman Alhaji, who addressed journalists at the end of the emergency council meeting said the action was based on the governor’s powers under the state’s Emirates Law 2019.
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