Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the dethroned Emir of Kano, on Sunday arrived Kaduna State more than five months after his ouster by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Naija News reports that this would be Sanusi’s first visit to the north since his dethronement on March 9, 2020.
Thousands of residents on Sunday morning thronged to the Air Force base in Kaduna to welcome him.
Some of them displayed 2023 campaign posters with his photograph on their vehicles.
Sanusi’s last time in Kaduna was during the 60th birthday celebration of Governor Nasir Ahmad Elrufai.
The ousted Emir, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is expected to visit the Kaduna governor.
A close aide of Sanusi, Dr Suleiman Shinkafi, said the former emir would be in Kaduna for a week to receive visitors who had wanted to come to see him.
“Since his dethronement, many people have indicated their intentions to visit him in Lagos. But the monarch decided to relief them from the stress of travelling as far as Lagos,” he stressed.
Shinkafi also said the monarch will visit Sokoto to greet the Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad before moving to Azare, Katagum where his late grandfather, Muhammad Sanusi l stayed when he was deposed by late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.