The Special Adviser to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Media, Salihu Yakasai, has claimed that deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, was bundled out of the palace after he refused to leave despite been formally informed of his dethronement on Monday.
Yakasai said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Tuesday, saying the state government had to deploy policemen to escort him out.
Yakasai said, “They wanted it to be a quiet thing. That is the standard, the law. A deposed emir has to leave the state as it was done in the past but I don’t know what happened in the palace that caused the delay.
“At the initial stage, the emir wasn’t willing to leave the palace and that was why you saw what we saw with the security forces and what have you.
“If he had left willingly, I don’t think you would have seen such a reaction from the security apparatus.
“The situation, though intense, wasn’t for long and as you can see Kano is peaceful.”