Sanusi reacts to his dethronement as Kano Emir

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Lamido Sanusi, the dethroned emir of Kano has reacted to his ousting.

Mr Sanusi was booted out from office yesterday by the Kano State Government over alleged insubordination.

The former Central Bank Governor have been at war with the state governor, Umar Ganduje. This led to his dethronement.

Reacting to the development, the traditional ruler said he has accepted his fate and called for support for his successor.

Premium Times published the excepts of the comments from the dethroned traditional ruler.

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“With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage. Today, the almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership has destined to take it back,” Mr Sanusi said in a video clip before he was whisked away to Nassarawa State where he is expected to live throughout his lifetime on earth.

“As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah destined are numbered. When the days come to an end one must leave.

“We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us.

“We enjoin everyone to remain peaceful. We have directed our family, our children and those that support us that whoever gets it and is endorsed by the people they should pay allegiance to him.

“They should follow him (the new emir). They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the honour and dignity of this palace,” he added.

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Meanwhile, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the development as sad and good.

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