A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has said that the order to remove Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano came from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that Kwankwaso installed the ex-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor as Emir in 2014.

But his deputy at the time and current governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje deposed the controversial monarch on Monday.

However, in an interview with the Hausa Service of BBC on Tuesday, the ex-governor accused the president of meddling in Kano affairs.

He said the president does not mind his business and interferes in matters that do not concern him.

“Even the Kano governments have stated that it is an order.

“The President is involving himself in Kano affairs. But where he is expected to speak, he will not. He only speak where he is not required to.

“What happened on 9th of March 2020 is very sad for the people of Kano, people of Nigeria and the entire world. You know HRH Sanusi is an international man.

“We saw what happened on the brazen abuse of power in the dethronement process. This, to us, is very unfair.

“But we are happy his lawyers are going to court, and we hope the court will be just. Let him have his freedom to stay where he wants in Nigeria or anywhere in the world,” Daily Trust quoted him as saying in the BBC interview.

The BBC Hausa Service however reported that Kwankwaso did not provide any evidence to back his claim on Sanusi’s removal.

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