Professor Umar Muhammad Labdo, a Professor of Islamic Political Thoughts at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, has reacted to the dethronement of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II saying he caused his removal as emir.
Professor Labdo made this statement in an interview he had with Daily Trust.
Listing the things Sanusi did to bring ”problems upon himself, ”Labdo said the former Emir of Kano involved himself in politics during the last general elections. This was against the custom of the emirate, according to him.
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Labdo said: “It is unfortunate that the emirate is being played with by politicians, but Sanusi invited this to himself. He is too vocal against the custom. Traditional rulers have ways of contributing to governance not publicly.”
He continued his statement saying that Sanusi tried to introduce “western things” into the emirate.
He said: “He is pro-women against men. He told women to retaliate if their husbands slapped them. This is against our culture in Africa. He is too blunt; he talks without considering the feelings of his people.”