On Monday, March 9, 2020, the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led government dethroned Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for being disrespectful to lawful authorities.

Pulse Nigeria also learnt that the embattled monarch was arrested and reportedly whisked away by security operatives following his dethronement.

Reacting to the incident, Obasanjo in a statement he personally signed on Monday, said Sanusi’s dethronement was good and bad.

The statement, which was shared by Senator Dino Melaye on Twitter reads, “I woke up this morning and after my morning exercise and meeting with my staff, I heard the sad and good news of your removal by the Executive Council of the Kano State Government.

“It is sad because it is underserved, it is good because you have paid the price. My prayer is that God should give you the fortitude and the courage to continue in the path that you have chosen for yourself in the best interest of our country and humanity.

“Please accept, Your Royal Highness the assurance of my highest consideration.”

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However, one of the sons of late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, Aminu Ado Bayero was immediately named as the 15th Fulani Emir of the state.