The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, who announced the news on Monday, March 9, 2020, said the removal was with immediate effect.
Usman said the emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal which is in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders.
The SSG urged Kano people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.
Speech by the Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Usman Alhaji on the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano. pic.twitter.com/colvMHKe9R
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KanyiDaily had reported that earlier this morning, Kano state lawmakers had a physical fight when Emir Sanusi’s matter was brought up.
Trouble started few minutes when the Chairman, House Standing Committee on Public Complaints and Petitions, Alhaji Hamza Ibrahim Ci-Dari, raised an observation regarding the the two petitions against Emir Sanusi.
Immediately the chairman raised the issue, he was shut down by some members of the House, particularly members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who insisted that it is against the rule of the House to raise an observation during plenary on a petition that is before a committee, which has not submitted its report.
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and PDP engaged in a free-for-all fight with the aim of taking over the control of the Mace, the symbol of authority of the parliament.
It took the intervention of the Sergeant at Arms and security operatives to rescue the mace from the lawmakers which physically fighting and shouting at each other.
The drama lasted for about 30 minutes before normalcy was eventually restored and the Assembly proceeded to a 30- minute break announced by the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa.