Rabiu Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state, says he is happy those who kidnapped Muhammad Sanusi II, the former emir of Kano, have decided to release him.
Kwankwaso, who met with Sanusi at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, told journalists that
“I am very happy that at least those who kidnapped him, now, have decided to release him. He is now a free man, he is going to Lagos, we are so happy for that,” Kwankwaso said.
In 2014, Kwankwaso appointed Sanusi as the 14th emir of Kano — against heavy opposition.
Defending his actions at the time, Kwankwaso said: “It is unfortunate that some enemies of Kano State attempted to politicise this process. HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was not only on the recommended list of the kingmakers, but was on top of the list.”
After Sanusi was dethroned on Monday, the leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement said President Muhammadu Buhari order the removal of Sanusi.
“You see leaders here in Kano State Government themselves are saying they were given the order to dethrone the Emir,” Kwankwaso added.
“He (President Muhammadu Buhari) is the one that gave them the order. Here in Kano as we see, Buhari destabilises where ever he puts his hands.”
Kwankwaso handed over the reins of Kano state to Abdullahi Ganduje, who served as his deputy, while he was governor of the state.