Kaduna Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has said that the deposed emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II can go anywhere, including Kano.
It was reported that he would not be allowed into Kano for at least three months after his dethronement.
Speaking with journalists in Awe, Nasarawa state, on Friday, before leaving with Sanusi to Abuja, the governor said a federal capital territory high court has ruled that Sanusi can go anywhere.
“As you know the federal high court in Abuja today declared his detention illegal and unconstitutional and his banishment also in violation of the constitution, so he is free.
“He can live anywhere he wants including Kano city, if he wants. But we are on our way to Abuja. It is quite likely that the emir proceeds to Lagos which was his preferred destination from day one.
“From the day he was informed of his deposition, it was his wish to go to Lagos because part of his family is now in Lagos. And by the grace of God we’re on our way to Lagos.”
Speaking on the reason for appointing Sanusi vice-chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA) after he was dethroned, el-Rufai said as emir his duty was to bring investors to Kano.
According to him, Since he is now free from the throne, he can help bring investors and investment to Kaduna.
He also said Sanusi has been with him from his teenage years and has never left him, stating that he also cannot leave the ex-emir at this time.