Ganduje Finally Reveals The Real Reason Behind Sanusi’s Sack As Emir

December 15, 2020

Ganduje Finally Reveals The Real Reason Behind Sanusi’s Sack As Emir

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
, the Executive Governor of Kano State has revealed that he dethroned the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, to save the traditional institution from abuse. The former Emor was dethroned on 9 March 2020. During Sanusi's six-year reign, The Emir reinvented himself as a charismatic figure at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. He carried out major developments, such as the drafting of a new Muslim family law, construction of a 40,000 books library and vernacular modernization of the 15th-century palace took place;

Speaking on the dethronement, the Kano State governor also revealed that the former Emir was appointed in 2014 to spite former President Goodluck Jonathan, who sacked him as the Central Bank Governor for alleging that $49 billion was missing from the public coffers.

He made the disclosure during that presentation of a book in honour of the former president titled, ‘Dear President Goodluck Jonathan (An Open Letter),” written by a former Managing Editor of the Daily Times Newspaper, Bonaventure Melah, in Abuja.

Dr Ganduje further added that Sanusi wasn't the best man for the throne at the time he was appointed in June 2014, adding that he was sustained on the stool despite widespread protests because he had the backing of the Rabiu Kwankwaso administration in the state.

The governor also faulted Sanusi’s public outburst on the alleged fraud, adding that he ought to have discussed the matter privately with the former President, who in turn could have ordered an investigation into the allegation.

Ganduje praised Jonathan for sacking the ex-CBN Governor, noting that the allegation of missing money was not honourable.

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