Uneasy Calm as Kano Emir dismisses Ganduje’s Younger Brother as Village Head
Uneasy calm pervaded Kano city – the commercial nerve center of northern Nigeria, in the late hours of Monday when the news of the removal from office of the younger brother of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, as traditional ruler, over alleged misconduct, rented the air.
Kano Emirate Council removed Sani Kumar Ganduje as Ganduje Village Head for his alleged involvement in questionable activities not worthy of emulation as a Traditional Ruler.
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who confirmed the removal as when beckoned on traditional rulers to lead exemplary lives, said the village head of Ganduje, Sani Umar Ganduje, was removed by the Kano Emirate Council.
According to palace sources, Sani Umar’s removal was made public on February 1st at a special palace sitting in Kano state; adding that, “Sani Umar was removed from the position of Village Head owing to various forms of misconduct.”
“His actions, according to credible sources, allegedly put a blot on the image of the GANDUJE tradition.”
The Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II, stressed this, while making the announcement, saying, Sani Umar was unseated after it was discovered that
his actions were not exemplary enough.
The fearless Sanusi also emphasized the need for traditional rulers in Kano to be well behaved, as well as to discharge their duties in the best ways possible, adding that commitment to duty and discipline are important in achieving progress in the Emirate Council.
Sources close to Palace had it that many were taken aback by the Emir’s decision to strip Sani Umar of his turban, especially at a point when his elder brother is at the helm of affairs in the state.