Governor Ganduje had on Wednesday, May 8, approved the creation of 4 new emirates in Kano state. Sanusi was said to have been told by Ganduje to resign from his position or be sacked by his government.
There are indications that an ongoing probe by the Kano state government’s anti-corruption agency set up by the governor could lead to charges being filed against Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.
According to Daily Trust, that Sanusi’s status as the only first class emir in the state was whittled when the state government broke the emirate, carving out four new emirates and appointing first class emirs to rule them.
DailyTells gathered that the exercise which lasted only two days, fuelled speculations that the government was going after the emir over his rumoured support for the opposition PDP during the recently concluded governorship election.
It also stated that a government source disclosed that Emir Sanusi, after sensing trouble at the turn of events between the state government and the palace lately, sent business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to plead with the governor to have a change of mind.
According to the source close to the government of Kano state who pleaded anonymity in his submission;
“I can confidently tell you that when the probe was renewed and the move for creation of four new emirates in the state started, the emir sent the renowned business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to Ganduje to plead with him to stop the two moves.
“However, Ganduje in his response told Dangote to go back and tell the emir that he should choose from three alternatives: To resign on his own or be removed from office or the government will create additional emirates in the state.
“Ganduje assured Dangote that one of the three options must be implemented by government since the emir will not stop playing partisan politics against him. If not for the quick intervention by Dangote, Ganduje would have dethroned the emir,” Quoted from the revealed.