Sanusi arrives in Nigeria to attend Kano gov-elect’s inauguration

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The deposed emir of Kano Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi II has arrived in Nigeria to attend the inauguration of Kano State Governor-elect Abba Yusuf.

Sanusi landed at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos on Saturday.

His invitation to the inauguration follows speculation that the incoming administration may reinstate him following his controversial removal by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Ganduje installed Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano after deposing Sanusi.

An invitation letter personally signed by Yusuf and dated May 26, 2023, stated that the inauguration would be held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofa Mata at 9am.

The letter read, “As you are aware, the 2023 election into the office of the governor was conducted in Kano State on March 18, 2023, to which, by the Grace of Almighty Allah SWT, I emerged as the winner and subsequently issued a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission. It is, therefore, my great pleasure to invite you to my swearing-in ceremony along with my deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo.

“It is my belief that your presence will not only significantly add colour to this important event, but also serve as a major boost and support to us as we embark on a journey that aims at restoring the lost glory and reputation of our dear state by returning it to the path of progress and development in all fields of human endeavour, in sha Allah.

‘’While anticipating your positive response and acceptance to grace the important event. Accept the assurance of my highest regards and consideration, please.”