’Look at the Emir of Gwandu Who Was Removed Under Obasanjo. How Many Years Now?’ – According to Emir Sanusi

’Look at the Emir of Gwandu Who Was Removed Under Obasanjo. How Many Years Now?’ - According to Emir SanusiMuhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, gave an explanation of why he chose not to file a formal challenge to his removal in an interview with The Sun. He stated that he was one among hundreds of princes and that he did not consider his status as an Emir to be a fundamental right, with God’s will ultimately determining his appointment and dismissal.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Sanusi mentioned that the letter he received cited insubordination as the reason for his dethronement, despite never having been queried or given details about such insubordination. He believed that both the state and federal governments had decided it was time for him to leave.

He referenced the case of the Emir of Gwandu, who had been removed under President Obasanjo and, despite favorable rulings from lower courts, had been waiting for almost 20 years for the Supreme Court to decide.

He stated, “Look at the Emir of Gwandu, who was removed under Obasanjo. How many years now? Almost 20. The state High Court said he was illegally removed, return him. So, there was an appeal. The Court of Appeal said he was illegally removed, return him. It is at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has not yet spoken out about him. I mean, do I have 20 years to fight in court to come back to a throne?”

Sanusi said that he did not want to spend years in a legal battle over his throne. He felt his six-year tenure as Emir was sufficient and was content with his accomplishments. Sanusi clarified that he would have contested his removal if it had involved allegations damaging to his integrity, such as fraud. However, the charge of insubordination, based on his occasional absence from meetings, was not serious enough to warrant a legal challenge. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>