The former Emir of Kano: Mallam Sanusi Lamido Mohammed Sanusi II said he has accepted his fate since it was already destined by God for him to be dethroned.
In a video most likely recorded shortly before the former Emir left the palace, Sanusi further stated that:
“With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage, today (Monday), the Almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership, has destined to take it back.
“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.”
The Emir was dethroned according to reports because of disobedience to state authorities and his perceived political BV differences with Governor Ganduje.
Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has since been banished to a town in Nasarawa state called Loko where he will leave with his family.