An attempt to remove Emir Lamido Sanusi turned into a free-for-all fight on Monday at the Kano State House of Assembly.
Trouble started when the Deputy Speaker and chairman of the Public Complaints and Petition Committee, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, raised observation over the ongoing investigation over a petitions on alleged violation of the culture, tradition and religious values by Kano Emir Muhammad Sanusi 11.
But the bubble burst as Chidari was instantly opposed by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Assembly.
Meanwhile the streets of the city of Kano, North-West Nigeria was on Monday taken over by a swarm of angry youths protesting what they called the Governor’s continuous harassment of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi 11.
The Kano monarch has been enmeshed in a long drawn battle with the state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje culminating with his invitation to appear before the State House of Assembly on Monday.
Apparently to anticipate and checkmate the lawmakers’ suspicious move, youths in their thousands stormed the State House of Assembly, where the Emir Sunusi is expected to appear, chanting anti-Ganduje slogans.
The protesting youths, among other demands, also asked Governor Ganduje to resign for “using his office to victimise the innocent and respected Emir.
“Our immediate demand is that the governor should leave the Emir of Kano alone and concentrate on his primary responsibility of promoting peace and safety of the state and provision of critical infrastructure”, one of the protesters informed newsmen