A few months after Emir Sanusi’s removal, a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has revealed the reasons why Muhammad Sanusi II was dethroned by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Kwankwaso in a statement signed by his Principal Private Secretary, Muhammad Inuwa said Emir Sanusi’s removal by Ganduje was due to an inferiority complex.
He further explained that fears of high esteem and calibre alongside the influence Sanusi had as Emir made Ganduje jittery.
Emir Sanusi’s Removal
According to Kwankwaso, the dethroned Emir was too progressive for Governor Ganduje’s liking. He said Ganduje always feels diminished and inferior in the presence of the former Emir.
The former Governor stressed that after the illegal removal and the dismemberment of the Kano Emirate Council, Ganduje appointed Emirs that will not question his ill-advised decisions.
However, Kwankwaso emphasized that Ganduje’s pathological hatred for the Kano Traditional Institution was another reason for the removal of the former Emir.
Earlier, Governor Ganduje had opined that the dethroned Emir was appointed in 2014 to spite former President Goodluck Johnathan who sacked him as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.