The dethroned emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll has been banished Loko village in Nasarawa State, the traditional ruler of Loko, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo has confirmed.
Sabo told VOA Hausa monitored on Tuesday that, ” Yes, the dethroned Emir Sanusi is on his way to Loko on asylum but I don’t know whether he will be here forever.
”We are waiting for his arrival and as I am talking to you tonight, we all converged to receive him,” said the traditional ruler.
It was learnt that Dangote and the Emir of Lafia had pleaded with the Nasarawa state governor to allow Sanusi stay in a better place during his exile from Kano.
Initially, Sanusi was scheduled to be exiled from Kano to Opanda town in Toto Local Government but for a change of decision at the last minute.
It was learnt that notable Nigerians like the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd) personally met Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and requested for a change of location.
According to the source, others who called the governor were Alhaji Aliko Dangote and General Aliyu Gusau amongst others.
The Kano State Executive Council had on Monday summoned an emergency meeting to depose the emir for alleged violation of the culture and traditions of the state.
The emir, accompanied by a few personal aides and some officials of Kano State Government, arrived at the police wing of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on Monday evening.
Recall that hours after Mr Sanusi’s removal, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje approved the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero as the new emir.
Announcing the new emir at the government house on Monday, in the presence of the four kingmakers,
the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, said the appointment was after the state Executive Council resolution.
The SSG said: “Following the resolution of the state executive Council at its emergency council meeting, I have been directed by his Excellency, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, based on the provision of section 11 (1) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019. Based on the recommendation of the executive council.
“I am hereby announcing Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former emir of Bichi as the new emir of Kano.”