A Kano-based group, the Renaissance Coalition, says there are plans by
the Kano State government to remove Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II from Kano
The group claimed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was plotting to post
the emir to Bichi Emirate.
But Kano government, through its Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar,
said there was no attempt to act against Sanusi.
In a statement on Thursday by Renaissance Coalition signed by its
spokesperson, Ibrahim A. Waiya, the group alleged that the plot
included an attempt to depose Emir Sanusi.
"It has come to the notice of the Renaissance Coalition that the Kano
State government has a plan to send the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi
II to Bichi; and in the event he resists, he will be deposed.
"However, in the event that the governor refuses to heed the good
counsel and goes ahead to actualize the dastardly agenda, we will be
left with no other option than to call on the federal government to
declare a state of emergency in Kano State.
“It is quite unfortunate that such a plot is being hatched despite a
subsisting court ruling which has ordered that status quo should be
maintained pending the conclusion of the matter before it.
“This is indeed a very dangerous move and it is likely to cause unrest
within the polity. The alleged plot also shows efforts on the part of
the governor to advance a personal vendetta at the expense of the
peace and wellbeing of the citizens he swore to protect.
"We deem it our responsibility to do everything possible within our
power to advocate for the peace and well-being of the citizens by
calling on all well-meaning individuals and the federal government to
urge the governor to desist from any further action against the Kano
emirate and Emir Sanusi ll,” the group said.