Dethronement: Sanusi Finally Breaks The Silence

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Dethronement: Sanusi Finally Breaks The Silence
Zainab Tanimu
Kaduna, North – West, Nigeria
Malam Muhammadu Sanusi immediate Past Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria who on Monday, March 9th, 2020 was removed as the Emir of Kano State by the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government has finally broken the silence.
Sanusi who has been banished to Nassarawa State following his dethronement has said that every king and leader should know that the throne of an emir is not a permanent one. For if it were, he wouldn’t have been there.
“If it were a permanent throne, I wouldn’t have been the emir of Kano.”
“Before I came, someone was the emir and before him someone else was there, therefore, it’s nothing that would shock anybody.”
“Whenever God says your time on the throne is over, if you don’t leave with your legs, people will carry your body out of the palace.”
“The most important thing to a leader is a sound and peaceful end. Therefore I thank God that brings to me a peaceful end without any rancour or chaos”.
“We thank the prophets, Imams, those who have been behind us all this years. We call on the entire Umah to remain in peace.”
“Any person who succeeds me should be accepted by the people of Kano so he can end well.”
“God does not make a mistake, whatever he gives is the best, and today don’t be disturbed, whatever thing that God started, it is the end we hope for and may God help this to end well.”
“We thank the entire Muslims who have been supporting us year by year, the entire people of Kano and may God help them to continue to live in peace. May God give us a good leader and give our land back to us.”
“We leave you people with sweetheart and thanks.” He ended.
However, Sanusi’s lawyer said on Monday evening that the removal was not surprising though most embarrassing saying that Sanusi was not given any fair hearing just as due process was not observed in the matter. 
He said Sanusi has been in various legal tussles with the state government over the last two to three years and therefore what transpired wasn’t a surprise to them.
“He has been in various legal tussles with the state government over the last two to three years. So, this did not come to us as a surprise. We were so much embarrassed at the manner in which it was done”. 
Mahmoud, who spoke on Channels Television said though Sanusi was yet to make a decision whether to challenge his removal in court or not but had he decided to seek redress, the decision of the Kano State government would be reversed.