By Augustine Akhilomen
Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi has revealed that he has accepted his dethronement as Emir of Kano in good faith.
Sanusi, who was dethroned on Monday by the Kano State Government was immediately replaced by Bichi Aminu Ado Bayero as the 15th Emir of Kano.
In his reaction on Tuesday, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, stated this the throne was never meant to be a permanent seat for him.
He said; “The throne of an emir is not permanent, every king and leader should know this, If it were a permanent throne, I wouldn’t have been the emir of Kano.”
“Before I came, someone was the emir and before him someone else was there, therefore, it’s nothing that would shock anybody.”
“Whenever God says your time on the throne is over if you don’t leave with your legs, people will carry your body out of the palace.”
“The most important thing for a leader is a sound and peaceful end. Therefore I thank God that brings to me a peaceful end without any rancour or chaos”.
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The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has reacted to his removal from office. . . According to a video message he released, Mr Sanusi accepted his dethronement as an act of destiny. . . He said in part: “With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage. Today, the almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership has destined to take it back,” Mr Sanusi said. . . As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah destined are numbered. When the days come to an end one must leave. . . We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us. . . We enjoin everyone to remain peaceful. We have directed our family, our children and those that support us that whoever gets it and is endorsed by the people they should pay allegiance to him. . . They should follow him (the new emir). They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the honour and dignity of this palace.”
“We thank the prophets, Imans, those who have been behind us all these years. We call on the entire Umah to remain in peace.”
“Any person who succeeds me should be accepted by the people of Kano so he can end well.”
“God does not make a mistake, whatever he gives is the best, and today don’t be disturbed, whatever thing that God started, it is the end we hope for and may God help this to end well.”
“We thank the entire Muslims who have been supporting us year by year, the entire people of Kano and may God help them to continue to live in people. May God give us a good leader and give our land back to us.”
“We leave you people with sweetheart and thanks.”