Sanusi's dethronement: Ganduje deserves dethronement, banishment not Sanusi- Activist

Sanusi's dethronement: Ganduje deserves dethronement,banishment not Sanusi- Activist

A human rights activist, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, has strongly

condemned the dethronement and banishment of former Governor of
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Emir of Kano Emirate, His Highness Muhammed
Lamido Sanusi II by Kano State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje,noting that Kano
State governor action was abused of power and detest to constructive
criticism.

The activist declared that Ganduje was deserved to be sacked, dethroned and
banished from the seat of power over alleged corruption as shown in a video
clip where he was collecting kicked- back from a contractor,instead of
Lamido Sanusi,an advocate of good governance.

He also backed the position of the  human rights Lawyer,Mr. Femi Falana,SAN
on the dethronement and banishment of Sanusi, condemning the Attorney
General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami
for attacking Falana on the subject matter.

He added that Falana was right to say that the Kano State Governor lacked
power to sack Emir Sanusi without any concrete established criminal facts
against Sanusi, saying that Falana was not misleading the public as Malami
claimed in the media report.

In a signed statement by Comrade Sulaiman and copies were made available to
newsmen on Wednesday, urged Malami to always stood with the truth and
justice on any matter of national importance and not the personal interest
of an individual in government, insisted that no government or individual
has right to banish any Nigeria citizen in the country and the supreme law
of the land was absolutely cleared on it,stressing that Sanusi's
fundamental human rights should be respected as stipulated in the
amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Sulaiman who is Executive Chairman,Centre for Human Rights and Social
Justice (CHRSJ), maintained that Governor Ganduje arrogated the power that
did belong to the State Government to himself, described the Kano State
Governor action as unconstitutional, illegal, ungodly,satanic and uncalled
for.

He saluted the uncommon courage of Emir Sanusi in this trying period,
stressing that Sanusi was removed for saying the truth to Ganduje and
Buhari on Nigeria peoples' plight in respect of good governance, recalling
that recently,Emir Sanusi has been critical of Nigeria government ,Kano
State government and northern establishment, especially,in the area of
Almajiris/begging and women education.

He described Emir Sanusi as epitome of sincerity of purpose,
transparency, justice, truth and good governance.

It will be recalled that the State government claimed to take the
unlawful decision based on allegation that “The Emir of Kano is in
total disrespect of lawful instructions from the office of the state
governor and other lawful authorities, including his refusal to attend
official meetings and programmes organised by the government without
any justification which amounts to total insubordination.It is on
record and in so many instances, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II has been
found breaching part 3 section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law
2019 and which if left unchecked, will destroy the good and
established image of the Kano Emirate",

Sulaiman therefore appealed to well meaning Nigerians at home and abroad to
stand up against this illegal and dictatorial tendency of Kano State
Governor nay President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that it was Emir Sanusi
today and only God knows who will be the victim of this dictatorial
government tomorrow.

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