We’re being cowed into silence by Politicians – Sanusi Cries Out
Embattled Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has cried out that the traditional and religious leaders that are supposed to hold the nation’s political leaders to account are being cowed into silence.
Sanusi made this known in Abuja when he represented Sultan of Sokoto Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III at this year’s Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace Third Annual General Assembly and Peace Conference, with the theme: “Interreligious Dialogue: Strengthening the Culture of Peace, Justice and Reconciliation”.
He said: “Whoever that takes life whether Christian or Muslim is a criminal and should be treated as such. Everything I heard today is hegemonic. The traditional and religious leaders that are supposed to hold political leaders to account for the people are being muscled into silence. If youre an emir and you talk too much, you get removed. If you’re an Imam or a Bishop, you need money for charity; but be ready to do business with the devil so that you can do charity.”
He tressed that there was no crisis between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria, saying ignorance had always been the cause of religious tension in the country.
Emir of Kano outbursts may be as a result of his battle with Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje .
Ganduje had threatened to dethroned Emir of Kano .
Ganduje however divided the emirate under Sanusi into five emirates.