Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that the erstwhile Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II was deposed to give way for the reform of traditional institutions in the state.
Ganduje during a media parley session held on Monday at Kano Government House said the refusal of the deposed emir to collaborate with the state government to reform Kano traditional institutions to pave avenue for their integration into the system of governance to attract developments to all parts of the state led to his removal.
He said his administration had the intent to create larger cities and usher in a system of governance that would enthrone the even distribution of resources, alleging that the deposed emir resisted the efforts, which incited the decision by his government to depose him.
He added that former emir Sanusi had to be shown the way out to allow for the proposed development reforms that would include the contribution and participation of traditional institutions.
Ganduje boasted that the newly created Kano Emirates of Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye have come to stay. He said the courts have quashed all the litigations filed by former emir challenging their creation.