The 14th Emir of Kano State, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Wednesday, paid a historic visit to Kano State.
His visit was coming barely three years after he was deposed from the throne. The former Emir was deposed on 9th March 2020 by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration
Sanusi II, who is the leader of the Tijjaniyya Order in Nigeria, arrived at the Aminu Kano International Airport and moved straight to his mother’s residence which is located along the Ibrahim Dabo Road.
In video footage, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in full emir regalia was seen exchanging pleasantries with different delegations of family members, traditional title holders and well-wishers.
However, when contacted, the former Emir clarified that he was in Kano on his way to Dutse, because of bad weather he could not fly directly to Jigawa State, which made him stop over in Kano.
“I couldn’t go directly to Jigawa State because of bad weather, and as I touched down in Kano, hundreds of people stormed the place and asked me to at least go and greet my mother which I did,” Sanusi said.
He, however, reminded that as a citizen he has the right to go anywhere in Nigeria. Furthermore, he said there was a court judgement that allows him to visit any state he wants in the country.
The PUNCH reports that after the ex-monarch was deposed on allegations bordering on insubordination, Sanusi was “banished” by Ganduje to Awe in Nasarrawa State, an action that the Federal High Court in Abuja declared as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.
He has since returned to Abuja after the memorable visit.