The traditional ruler of Loko Village, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, said his people were prepared to receive Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as he begins his life in exile, after dethronement.
The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has been banished to Loko village in Nasarawa State.
Sabo had told VOA Hausa in an interview that, ” Yes, the dethroned Emir Sanusi is on his way to Loko on asylum but I don’t know whether he will be here forever.
‘We are waiting for his arrival and as I am talking to you, we all converged to receive him.”
It was learnt that Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd) had pleaded with the Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, to allow Sanusi stay in a better place during his exile from Kano.
Initially, Sanusi was scheduled to be exiled from Kano to Opanda Town in Toto Local Government but for a change of decision at the last minute.
According to the source, General Aliyu Gusau and others also called the governor.
The Kano State Executive Council had on Monday summoned an emergency meeting to depose the emir for alleged violation of the culture and traditions of the state.
The emir, accompanied by a few personal aides and some officials of Kano State Government, arrived at the police wing of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday evening.
Recall that hours after the emir’s removal, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje approved the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero as the new emir.
Announcing the new emir at the government house on Monday, in the presence of the four kingmakers, the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, said the appointment was after the state Executive Council resolution.
The SSG said, “Following the resolution of the state executive Council at its emergency council meeting, I have been directed by his Excellency, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, based on the provision of section 11 (1) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019. Based on the recommendation of the executive council.
“I am hereby announcing Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former Emir of Bichi as the new Emir of Kano.”