The dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has been condemned by the Peoples Democratic Party, which described the timing as wrong.
News Nigeria had earlier reported that Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday, March 9, dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
The party noted that the timing was politically wrong coming at the time Nigeria is under the siege of insecurity, especially in a state such as Kano.
PDP called for calm in a statement released to newsmen through its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja.
The statement reads, “The deposition of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government, at the time, that the nation is battling worsening insecurity challenges, shows the insensitivity and poor appraisal of core national stability issues by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.”
“Without prejudice to the issues, the PDP described the timing of the action of the Kano state government, particularly as it relates to a very sensitive traditional institution like the Emir of Kano stool, is a big political blunder coming at a time our society is wobbling under the siege of insecurity, especially in a state such as Kano.”
“The PDP, however, calls for calm and circumspection from all quarters, especially, given the security and political stability concerns in our nation”.