The Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II has been dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies
The news was announced by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, on Monday.
The decision according to the government spokesman was reached unanimously by the state security council presided over by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Two reasons were given for the Emir’s ouster according to the state council, namely his supposed disloyalty to the state government and his persistent refusal to attend state functions without any excuse.
There had earlier been a fight in the state House of Assembly prior to the decision early on Monday when the matter of the Emir came up.