The Emir of Loko, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, has revealed details of his meeting with Muhammadu Sanusi who slept at his house after he was exiled to Nasarawa State.
Speaking to BBC Hausa, Ahmed Sabo stated that Sanusi has congratulated Aminu Ado Bayero who was sworn-in as the new Emir of Kano, a position Sanusi was dethroned from.
He said, “Sanusi was not disturbed at all when he got here, in fact, he slept very well and accepted the dethronement as his destiny. He even said that he will not challenge his dethronement in court. He told the people to support the new Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero. In fact, he sent a text message congratulating the new Emir.
“Sanusi advised traditional rulers to know the way to relate with politicians because there is nothing that brought this dethronement except politics.
“Emir Sanusi does not have any regrets because he said he did not commit any offence.
“Here in Loko, we are hospitable people as such we received the dethroned Emir of Kano warmly as it should be.
‘’In fact, my people are not happy as regards relocating the said dethroned Emir to Awe. The authority concerned said they want to relocate him owing to the fact that we lack so many social amenities here.
“The executive arm of government has tenure of office while we the traditional institution doesn’t have. We are custodians of our respective people while the executive arm remains supreme authority that we need to respect.
“We are answerable to them at all times and in a situation where any traditional ruler decides to disrespect orders of his principal he may be dethroned as in the case of Emir Sanusi.
“Emir (Sanusi) is too big for this place. He is a high ranking personality and supposed to be under the air conditioner, but we don’t have electricity to give him that.
“We received him very well, but with mixed feelings. We were sad because of what happened to him, because when your fellow human being is in this kind of situation, you are expected to be with him in that situation with him, but we were happy that our village came to limelight; of all the cities in Nigeria, it was Loko that was chosen for him to come to.”