By OLA MODUPE, Lagos
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the dethronement and banishment of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as undeserved.
In a letter he addressed to Sanusi and personally signed, Obasanjo however noted that the action of the Kano State Government was also good because, in a way, Sanusi paid the price for what he believed and stood for.
Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was on Monday dethroned and deposed by the Kano State Government over his alleged insubordination to Governor Abbullahi Gnduje.
Obasanjo wrote in his letter:
“I woke up this morning and after my morning exercise, devotion and my morning meeting with my staff, I heard the sad and the good news of your removal by the Executive Council of the Kano State Government.
“It is sad because it was undeserved. It is good because you have paid the price. My prayer is that God should give you the fortitude and courage to continue on 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.”