The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he has accepted his removal from office by the Kano State Government as the will of God.
Sanusi said this in a video shot before his forceful removal from the palace by security operatives on Monday shortly after his dethronement by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led Government.
In the short video, he said: “With almost six years on this throne and 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 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.
“They should guard his honour and dignity because that is also the honour and dignity of this palace.
“It is a thing of pride that made us rule and end in the same fashion as Halifa.”