Exclusive: Kano state governor moves to remove Sanusi as Emir


Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched strikes to take away Muhammad Sanusi II because the emir of Kano, TheCable report.

On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Fee reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council below Sanusi II.

Additionally at Monday’s plenary of the home of meeting, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, learn a letter from one Ibrahim Salisu and others, looking for the creation of latest Kano emirates in Karaye, Bichi, Rano and Gaya.

“The governor is decided to take away the emir, and if this doesn’t succeed, he’ll break the emirate into items to whittle down Sanusi’s energy,” an official of the state authorities, who requested to not be named, advised TheCable on Monday night.

Paradoxically, Ganjude’s transfer to interrupt the emirate into smaller items will mirror what Abiola Ajimobi, the outgoing governor of Oyo state, did to the olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, whose authority Ajimobi sought to decimate by approving 21 beaded kings for Ibadan.

Ganjude and Ajimobi are in-laws.


Sanusi II’s downside with Ganduje is often traced to his crucial feedback in 2017 on the award of contracts to Chinese language corporations by the state authorities and on the governor’s overseas journeys.

Shortly after the remark, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee alleged the misappropriation of N6billion by the Kano emirate council “with out the approval of the state authorities”.

The probe was halted then however it has now been revived.

Sanusi II is believed to have opposed the re-election of Ganjude, who wanted a disputed supplementary election to be returned to workplace within the March 2019 governorship election.

In a letter dated Might 2, 2019 seen by TheCable, the state anti-graft fee invited one Isa Bayero to look earlier than it to shed extra gentle on the fee vouchers from 2013 to 2017 in his title.


Different officers within the emirate council to be quizzed, in line with TheCable sources, embrace Mohammad Sani Kwaru, the accountant, Mannir Sanusi, the chief of employees, Danburan Mujittafa and Falakin Kano.

The letter mentioned the fee was inviting the employees over alleged violation of part 26 of its enabling legislation within the administration of the emirate’s funds.

The letter additionally said that the invitation was sequel to the ability conferred to it below “part 9 and 15 of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Fee Regulation 2008 (as amended).”

Sanusi II was appointed the 14th emir in 2014 after his suspension from workplace as governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) by former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Ganduje was the deputy governor to Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso when Sanusi II was appointed, however the former governor is not on good phrases together with his successor.

Kwankwaso supported his son-in-law, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, to problem Ganduje, however the incumbent was returned with a rating of 1,033,695 — a slender distinction of 8,982 votes.

Ganjude misplaced the Kano municipal closely, resulting in rumours that he would come after the emir after the election.

Sanusi II is the grandson of Muhammadu Sanusi I, the 11th emir of Kano who was deposed in 1963 after a disagreement with Ahmadu Bello, the sardauna of Sokoto and premier of northern area on the time.


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