A Human Rights Activist, Comrade Adeniyi Sulaiman, has condemned the dethronement and banishment of the Emir of Kano Emirate, His Highness Muhammed Lamido Sanusi II by Kano State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje, stating that the action of the governor was an abuse of power.
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The activist, however, declared that Ganduje deserved to be sacked and banished from the seat of power over alleged corruption as shown in a video clip where he was collecting kicked-back from a contractor instead of Lamido Sanusi who is known as an advocate of good governance.
In a signed statement by Sulaiman, copy of which was made available to Western Post in Osogbo maintained that Ganduje arrogated the power that belong to the State Government to himself, describing his action as unconstitutional, illegal, ungodly, satanic and uncalled for.
He saluted the uncommon courage of Emir Sanusi in this trying period, saying that Sanusi was removed for saying the truth to Ganduje and Buhari on the plight of the people of Nigeria in respect of good governance.
The activist who recalled that Emir Sanusi has been critical of Nigeria government, Kano State government and Northern establishment especially in the area of Almajiris/begging and women education described Emir Sanusi as epitome of the sincerity of purpose, transparency, justice, truth and good governance.
Sulaiman who is Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), therefore appealed to well-meaning Nigerians, home and abroad to stand up against what he described as illegal and dictatorial tendency of Kano State Governor nay President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that it was Emir Sanusi today and only God knows who will be the victim of this dictatorial government tomorrow.
The activist also backed the position of the Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN on the dethronement and banishment of Sanusi, saying that Falana was not misleading the public as claimed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami in some media report.
Sulaiman urged Malami to always stood with the truth and justice on any matter of national importance and not the personal interest of an individual in government.