OPINION

Dethroned Emir Sanusi: Matters Arising

For 48 hours, the former CBN Governor and dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido trended as development followed development.

From reports saying he had accepted his fate as an act of God to fresh revelations that he would contest the issue in court.

“Deposed Kano Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has vowed to challenge his dethronement and banishment in court.

His lawyer, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), declared this in a briefing few minutes ago in Abuja.
He said the restriction of the Emir’s movement and his dethronement were unlawful and gross violation of his human rights”.

In other news, he got an appointment from the Kaduna state government and a honorary degree from Unizik.

While his capabilities are not in doubt, the timing leaves one wondering if these are attempts to console him for the loss of his throne.

Those who couldn’t find fresh victories to flaunt even went into the archives to dig out a UN ambassador award of last year and throw back into the public domain.

That the deposed Emir is an intellectual with a very sound educational background is evident. That he has had it very fair in climbing to the zenith in more than one sphere is applaudable. That this will not be the end for him in limelight is a given.

I therefore think Nigerians should stop the pity party already and move on to other pressing issues like how to ensure Coronavirus does not spread its tentacles and hurt our economy the more.

Power of all kind is transient, if one is allowed to taste it, the knowledge that it is a privilege should make us hold it loosely and be ready to relinquish it when the time comes.

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