Former Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi has congratulated his successor, Aminu Ado Bayero, on his ascension to the throne.
Sanusi, a former CBN governor also said he would not challenge his dethronement in court, a position that negated the claim by a team of lawyers that he (Sanusi) had instructed them to sue the Kano State government.
Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, the traditional ruler of Loko, a village in Nasarawa State, where the sacked monarch spent his first night in banishment, made this known on Wednesday.
Abubakar, who spoke on the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said: “He (Sanusi) called the people to support the new Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.
“In fact, he sent text message congratulating the new emir and the new emir replied him.”
Asked if he observed any bad feeling in the deposed Emir, the Loko traditional ruler replied: ”He (Sanusi) was not disturbed at all. He slept very well. He accepted his destiny. Emir Sanusi does not have any regret. He said he did not commit any offence.”
Abubakar, who gave further insight into the reasons the deposed Emir was relocated from Loko to Awe, said that he (Sanusi) advised traditional rulers to be careful in their relationship with politicians.
His words: “Emir (Sanusi) is too big for this place. What I mean is that, Emir Sanusi is a high ranking personality. He is supposed to be under air conditioner, but we don’t have electricity to give him that.
“We received him very well, but with mix feelings. We were sad because of what happened to him. But we were also happy that our village came to limelight; that, of all the cities in Nigeria, it was Loko that was chosen for him to come to.