Emir of Kamo Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II has fingered powerful elements in the Presidency for his dethronement, which he vowed was “illegal and would be fought at the appropriate place and time.”
Speaking immediately after the news of his removal from office in a telephone call with Daily Mail, an aide said “he won’t speak now. I am answering you because I want the world to know this act of illegality would not scale through. The matter is in court.”
Asked if he was speaking officially, he said he was speaking the feelings in the camp of the Emir and did not get authorisation to speak however.
“The Emir is fine. He doesn’t want to speak now. I am only talking to you because you called. Take the little I have said and wait for official response.”
The end may not be in sight in what has become a protracted war between the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir.
The Emir has secured several favourable court injections to hold on to his position but new wave of assault began last week when the state government announced fresh investigations into the Emir’s activities.
Sanusi was a top banker and was appointed the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, serving out during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
He is an advocate of northern reformation to throw away the relics of old practices he feels are holding the north backwards in development.
He recently blamed northern elites for the poor state of affairs in the north, a view not a few persons from the corridors of power in the North viewed as “going too far,” an aide said.
Daily Mail reports that few hours ago, the Kano State Executive Council unanimously approved the dethronement of the Emir at a special sitting held today by the council.