Sanusi’s sack is illegal – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has described the dethronement and banishment of Muhammadu Sanusi II as illegal, barbaric and unconstitutional.

Ikenga Udochinyere, the national spokesman of CUPP while addressing journalist in a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, that the banishment which had the support of Abdullahi Ganduje and the APC led government was a grave assault against the constitutional democracy and human rights. Udochinyere stated that it was a bold move to desecrate an ancient, respected traditional institution.

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He insisted that the dethronement was unfair because “the Emir was not given the right to be heard and therefore renders the action as illegal, unconstitutional and therefore null and void. According to him, CUPP sees the actions as an abuse of the former Emir’s human rights.

He said as the institution does not dabble in traditional issues, but who gave Umar Ganduje the right to do what he did. He said their reaction is as a result of perceived intimidation by the government; therefore they must stand and say no. He condemned the actions of Umar Ganduje who he said acted as both accuser and judge and passed banishment on the peoples Emir.

The spokesman of CUPP advised Muhammadu Sanusi to seek redress in court; he added that they will give the former Emir three million naira as financial backing for him and his legal team should he decide to go to court. He concluded by saying that as a group they are committed to fighting for justice against anybody destroying democratic institutions, and any attempt to enslave perceived enemies of the government.

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