Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi has been dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect. The emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal. He said the removal was in line with a consultation with relevant stakeholders.
He said a new emir would be announced in due course. He urged Kano people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.
Meanwhile, reports say that they have been a rowdy session in the Kano State House of Assembly shortly after the announcement of the emir’s removal.
In a video trending on social media, plenary was stalled on Monday when a group of lawmakers in the chamber clustered together in what appeared to be a fight over the mace in the legislative chamber of the House.
The mace was later taken away from the chamber by a man believed to be the clerk of the House.