Kano ex-Emir, Sanusi, arrives Kaduna in maiden visit to Northern after deposition

The former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has arrived Kaduna State more than five months after he was deposed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

Sanusi’s visit to Kaduna State is his first to any part of northern Nigeria since he was removed from the throne on March 9, 2020, according to Channelstv.

He is expected to visit Governor Nasir El-Rufai, his long time friend for over 40 years at the Kaduna State Government House.

The former Emir, on arrival in Kaduna, was received by a crowd of supporters who joined his motorcade.

Some of them displayed 2023 campaign posters with his photograph on their vehicles.

Sanusi, a Central Bank ex-Governor had frosty relations with Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje since 2017.

His supporters believe he was sacked for opposing Ganduje’s re-election last year.

Sanusi was seen as a reformist and had been critical of some government policies – a stance that frequently put him at loggerheads with ruling politicians.

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