Daughter of the former Emir of Kano, Khadija Sanusi, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has asked her followers on social media to stop sending her condolences, following her father’s dethronement.
The former emir, who ascended the throne in 2014, was deposed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State for “disrespecting lawful instructions.”
Moments before Sanusi’s dethronement was made public, Khadija alluded to it by taking to Twitter to quote her father, in response to a tweet that said, “Muhammad Sanusi, emir of kano, once said?”
She replied, “You can suspend me, but you can’t suspend the truth.’ The man that raised me has never been afraid of letting go of power for the sake of integrity.”
The former emir’s daughter later expressed exasperation over the number of condolence messages she had received.
Khadija, in a series of now deleted tweets, said, “Can you people please stop sending me ‘Innallillahi wa Inna ilayhir raji’un’ (from God we came, to God we shall return) and ‘my condolences’? We did not die.
“Explain to me how I’ve been the one consoling my friends.
I’m like ‘I’m sorry.’ Allah ne yaso. Insha Allah hakan yaafi alheri. (That’s his God wants it to happen. By God’s grace, it will be for good.) Just expect an invoice because I’m charging for these therapy sessions.”