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Ex-Emir Sanusi: Nelson Mandela’s Widow Reacts To Dethronement



Emir Sanusi served as Governor of Central bank of Nigeria (image courtesy: Getty)

Graca Machel, widow of late Nelson Mandela, ex-President of South Africa, has expressed sadness over the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano.

Concise News reports that Sanusi was on Monday dethroned over alleged disrespect to the office of the governor”.

In a statement on Tuesday, Machel who is the founder of The Grace Machel Trust, a Pan-Africa advocacy organisation said she was sending a message of solidarity to him to assure him that he is not alone in fight for corruption.

The statement read: “I am deeply saddened to learn of you bring relieved of your official duties as Emir of Kano and held by government authorities,” the statement read.

“I am sending you this message of solidarity in the hopes that it provides you, in some small measure, with reassurance and a degree of comfort that you are not alone in your valiant struggles to confront corruption and the social ills burdening Northern Nigeria.

“Your influential voice as a man, as a traditional leader, and as a religious authority challenging the status quo is sorely needed not only in Nigeria, but throughout Africa.


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