There are reports that many Northern governors and top members of the Arewa Consultative Forum, deserted the embattled Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II.
According to a Vanguard report, Dangote’s intervention saved the Emir from being dethroned.
Interestingly the report claimed that even the Sultan of Sokoto has made little commitment to Sanusi’s rescue.
Sources from government said the governor gave Dangote some conditions which must be met in order to save the Emir since the Emir would not stop criticising the government.
The source said “Governor Ganduje’s response was that he told Dangote to go back and tell the Emir that he should choose from three alternatives: to resign on his own, to be removed from office or for the government to create additional Emirates in the state.
“Ganduje assured Dangote that one of the three options would be implemented by government since the Emir would not stop playing partisan politics. But for the quick intervention by Dangote, Ganduje would have dethroned the Emir”, the source revealed.