Former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has alleged that the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano was ordered by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Speaking to BBC Hausa, Kwankwaso who installed Sanusi as Emir described his removal as bad for Kano State and Nigeria s a whole.
Blaming Buhari whom he claims has a hand in the crisis rocking the State, Kwankwaso said:
“We believe here in Kano that Buhari interferes where he wishes.
“Kano state government officials have been saying they were directed to dethrone Mr Sanusi ll. Buhari instructed them.”
He added saying Buhari “doesn’t interfere where his intervention is needed but interferes on issues he is supposed to be neutral about.”
Sanusi was dethroned on Monday by the administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on the grounds of insubordination and disrespect for constituted authority.
Aminu Ado Bayero who was last year installed as Emir of Bichi has since been announced as the new Emir of Kano.