Ex-governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has alleged that his successor, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje dethroned Muhammad Sanusi II as emir of Kano due to inferiority complex.
He said the former monarch’s profile made Ganduje jittery, prompting the move to dethrone him.
“We know that Ganduje always feels diminished and inferior in the presence of the Emir, and we know that Gov Ganduje harbours a pathological hatred for the Kano Traditional Institution, that was why he had to dethroned him,” Kwankwaso said in a statement on Tuesday by his principal private secretary Muhammad Ali.
“We also know that Ganduje was madly obsessed with reversing everything that Sen. Kwankwaso did in the state. And we are aware, for these reasons, Gov. Ganduje was set, ab initio, to destroy the Kano Emirate. And Emir Sanusi II was marked to be the first victim.“
“Let me also put on record that Emir Sanusi II was abducted and illegally dethroned by Gov. Ganduje and his cohorts because of the Emir’s progressive ideas on various issues that affect the people of the state.”
Ganduje had boasted at a book presentation on former President Goodluck Jonathan that he dethroned the emir just as Mr Jonathan sacked him (Sanusi) from his role as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).