By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO – Kano Emirate Council has condemned the suspension of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from the position of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor.
The Emirate council in a statement Friday signed by Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Bashir said “We viewed Mr. President action as a deliberate witch-hunt of the governor for doing his job by letting Nigerians to know the alleged fraud going at the petroleum industry and to divert people attention from this monumental fraud”.
The statement noted that ” As the President suspended the governor without a recall to the rule of law, We believed it was deliberate attempt to witch-hunt him, desperation and impunity at highest order by the Federal Government”.
The Emirate further called on the Federal Government to review the suspension of the CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in the interest of equity, justice and fairness.
The statement noted ” despite all the awards and commendation received by the Governor nationally and internationally which Nigerians and even the President is Proud”.
“It is our view that the Federal Government should as a matter of urgency review this issue by following the laid down procedure in the suspension of public officer, for equity, justice and fairness”.
“As a law abiding organisation, we believe that adherence to the rule of law is paramount and important to any government more importantly a democratically elected government which preaches and ensures adherence to the rule of law”.
He said, ” democracy will never mature if we stay with proclivity to personalise governance. We need to build an institution, we need to build our democracy and commitment to public accountability is part of building institution”.
The Emirate council member also thanked members of the National Assembly and general public for not supporting the action.
“At this point we will like to thank members of the National Assembly and the general public for condemning and objecting to the suspension”.