Video: Finally, Sanusi Lamido Speaks after his Removal as Emir of Kano
The PRNigeria has obtained the video of deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in his first reaction after his removal from office on Monday.
He accepted his dethronement as an act of destiny.
According to PremiumTimes, the video appeared to have been recorded at the Kano Palace on Monday before Mr Sanusi was whisked away into exile by security personnel.
Towards the end of the video, the blaring of siren could be heard signaling the arrival of the police commissioner who led the operation.
The deposed emir called on all titleholders and palace officials to support whoever emerged as the emir.
In affirming his ties to his grandfather who was deposed in similar way in 1963, Mr Sanusi expressed happiness for practicing his reign in accordance with that of Emir Sanusi I.
“With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage. Today, the almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership has destined to take it back,” Mr Sanusi said.
“As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah destined are numbered. When the days come to an end one must leave.
“We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us.”
“We enjoin everyone to remain peaceful. We have directed our family, our children and those that support us that whoever gets it and is endorsed by the people they should pay allegiance to him.
“They should follow him (the new emir). They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the honour and dignity of this palace.
“It is a thing of pride that made us to rule and end in the same fashion as Halifa,” he said using his grandfather’s sobriquet.
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