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A Jinxed Lineage? Sanusi Deposed Like His Grandfather



Dethronement: Sanusi Apprehended, Whisked Out Of Kano State

Paul Dada

History merely repeated itself with the dethronement of former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido as his grandfather suffered the same fate 57 years ago.

On Monday, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was deposed by the Kano State Government.

Sanusi was accused by the state governor of disregard to the office of the Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje.

In a press release signed  by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, Secretary to the State government, the emir’s action is said to have violated the part 3 section 13 A-E of Kano state law.

“It is on record and in so many instances, Malam Muhammad Samsung II has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established images of the Kano Emirate.”

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“The removal was reached to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years” said the statement.”

A similar thing happened in 1963, with  the late grandfather of Emir Sanusi, Alhaji Sir Muhammadu Sanusi. He was dethroned by the Premier of Northern Region and Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.

The premier and the late Sanusi were said to be friends before a rift developed between them leading to loss of the throne by the emir.

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