The removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano has generated debate online.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi
Nigerians have taken to social media to express different opinions following the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.
Some said the announcement came as a rude shock.
Recall that the State Secretary to the Government Usman Alhaji on Monday revealed that Sanusi was dethroned for his disrespect to lawful instructions from the government.
He said that a replacement will soon be announced.
Some Nigerians on social media said Ganduje who was allegedly caught receiving bribes does not have the right to dethrone Sanusi.
Here are some commentsPOST from Twitter:
@MrVAR “How can someone that was caught in video collecting bribes from contractors be investigating Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for corruption. Nigerians are we thinking straight? Ganduje baida kunya ku kadan wallahi.
@Ayobankole “HRH Emir Muhammed Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano has been dethroned by the Government of Ganduje. This is a tragedy that should have ended with militarism, a big loss to quality leadership at our traditional levels.”
@Sufy2 “I wasn’t shocked Emir Sanusi was dethroned. We knew it will happen, cause Ganduje hates him for reasons known to him.”
@Yusufdano “Same Ganduje that was caught on camera taking bribe is the same one dethroning an honest and educated King. Nigeria is the ghetto.”
@MsLami “It’s cute how Ganduje is flexing his muscles now, immunity will soon expire and he will suffer. That’s for sure
@Doublesmalls “Is this even possible?
@ Chydee “The same Ganduje whose Dollars-in-Agbada bribe videos went viral really championed the removal of Emir Sanusi for “corruption”. Comedy Republic of Nigeria.”
@Ayemojubar “If not for the pitiful system of government we have, how would Ganduje be a governor in a state where someone like Emir Sanusi of CBN exists?Princes on foot, slaves on horses. Who is Ganduje without political power?
@Abdulkabir_SA “Sanusi and Ganduje have succeeded in rubbishing one of the most respected traditional institutions in Nigeria. Sad!
@Sodiqtade “Ganduje playing weak politics as usual.Emir Sanusi isn’t just a random leader you can discard like a paper.Using executive power to threaten the distinct throne of Emir is beyond many.Ganduje shouldn’t forget about the dollar video, we are coming back to that after 2023.”
@Theofficialfemi “Ganduje removed SLS over corruption allegations. If that’s not the most ironic thing I’ve heard since 1999 then.”
@Ferdinandrogers “Ganduje is biting more than he can chew. Why dethrone Emir Sanusi, he is not looking at after government. Except he put a puppet after his tenure, the next governor of Kano state will deal with him. a criminal clown.”
@Teemah_writes “Ganduje deserves to be impeached, no like beaten out of that government house! The man doesn’t know the first thing about limit, or anything at all.Challenging an institution that will outlive him, and his corrupt government? Okay o! Kano is headed for doom, I miss Kwankwaso!
@Oluvick009 “Ex Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi. We saw it coming but Ganduje is still a governor even after video evidence of him pocketing money. Wetin Sanusi no go see for Palace!