More troubles mount for suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor,
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Kano Emirate sends emissaries to the
presidency disassociating itself from recent comments credited to the
ousted CBN Governor disparaging the Nigerian government, the Presidency
and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Pointblanknews.com authoritatively reports that reacting to bitter
complaints from the Presidency over Sanusi Lamidoâ€™s attacks and disregard
to Federal authorities, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero
personally chided Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, urging him to, â€œshut up and stop
embarrassing the Kano Emirate.â€
A reliable source from Kano Emirate Council told Pointblanknews.com that
Emir Ado Bayero has continued to express concern over Sanusi Lamido
Sanusiâ€™s actions and utterances since he was suspended as CBN Governor.
â€œIn fact, I must tell you that His Highness, Alhaji Ado Bayero is upset
over recent comments credited to Majen Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
The entire Kano Emirate is also not happy with the way our son and a
Prince of this Kingdom is going about making unguided statements. It does
not sy well of the good image and hard-earned integrity of the Kano
Emirate. The Emir and the Emirate Council feel very embarrassed over
Sanusi Lamido Sanusiâ€™s recent actions and we have ordered him to tread
with caution,â€ a highly placed Chief in Kano Emirate Council told
Already, the Emirate Council has sent a delegation to the Presidency with
a mandate to apologize to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan over recent
comments and actions of the suspended CBN Governor.
The high-power delegation led by Dan Massanin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama
Sule and made up of respected elders, members of the Kano Ruling House and
representatives of the Emirate were mandated to apologize to President
Jonathan on behalf of the Kano people and the Emirate Council.
Even among residents and indigenes of the ancient commercial city, many
have expressed surprise that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who is a front-line
contender of Ado Bayeroâ€™s seat could take actions capable of putting to
question the integrity and honour of Kano Emirate Council.
Malam Abdullahi Ibrahim Doguwa, a political analyst described Lamido
Sanusi Lamido as a hero who shot himself on the arm, â€œwhen he assumed
office as CBN Governor, he exhibited characters that made us proud. We
were really proud of him; but he dug his own grave when he missed up his
assignment as CBN Governor with politics and political agenda.
â€œSanusi Lamido Sanusi offered himself to be used and dumped by desperate
politicians who exploited his â€˜busy bodyâ€™ and loquaciousness to achieve
their selfish agenda; while watching in laughter as the Kano prince
crashed his own career and integrity in such a tragic way. As it is now,
he is on the verge of losing everything as his shameful outing at the CBN
has seriously damaged his chances of becoming the Emir of Kanoâ€”a dream
that is so dear to him.â€
Most residents are also frowning at recent romance between embattled
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Kano state Governor, Dr. Rabiâ€™u Musa Kwankwaso as
they remind the Governor of the Sanusi of the early years of 2000 when
Kwankwaso as Kano state Governor (during his first term) threatened to
withdraw governmentâ€™s patronage of UBA if Sanusi was not sacked by the
Pointblanknews.com recalls that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a staff of UBA, at
that time, in his characteristic mannerism, unwholesomely attacked
Kwankwasoâ€™s government leveling llegations of misgovernance and financial
Alhaji Khalid Inuwa, a Kwankwasiyya movement adherent, urged Governor
Kwankwaso to be wary of Lamido Sanusi Lamido because, â€œonce beaten, twice
shy; we cannot forget in a hurry, how Sanusi Lamido Sanusi tried in vein
to smear the name and image of His Excellency, Governor Rabiâ€™u Musa
Kwankwaso. I believe Governor Kwankwaso should be very careful with Sanusi
Lamido because he is not trudt worthy.â€
SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI AND EMIR ADO BAYEROâ€™S SEAT
Pointblanknews.com recalls that in July 2012 when Emir Ado Bayero returned
from London, the Emir expressed his angy with a number of Chiefs in his
Emirate who were accused of collecting â€œgiftsâ€ from Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
to influence his ambition of succeeding Ado Bayero upon his death.
Pointblanknews.com reports that the Emirâ€™s trip to London generated a lot
of rumours with divided speculations of the Emirâ€™s health condition. While
many believed that Emir Bayero was in coma, others had believed that the
Kano Royal Father had died in a London hospital.
However, the Emirâ€™s surprised return to Kano dispelled all the rumours as
thousands of his supporters and Palace Guards welcomed him amidts fanfare.
The Royal Father, in a long convoy, moved round from Malam Aminu Kano
International Airport (MAKIA) to his Palace. Then, there was serious power
play within the Kano Emirate.
Pointblanknews.com also learnt that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who was installed
as Majen Kano by Emir Bayero was desperately interested to become the next
Emir of Kano. It was learnt from a reliable source that Sanusi Lamido, in
a bid to actualize his dream, doled out billions of Naira (illegally
remitted from CBN coffers) to king makers so as to protect his interest
and appoint him Ado Bayeroâ€™s successor. In fact, a source revealed that
each of those that matters within the Emirate Council received a â€œgiftâ€ of
N1 billion as an inducement to pursue and protect the embattled bankerâ€™s
Pointblanknews.com also gathered that Sanusiâ€™s desperation to become the
Emir of Kano made him to secretly apologize to Governor Rabiâ€™u Musa
Kwankwaso who would have been a stumbling block to his ambition. This
medium recalls that Kwankwaso and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi were at daggers
drawn during the formerâ€™s first-term as Governor of Kano state. At that
time, the CBN governor, reputed for his radical criticism of Kwankwasoâ€™s
policy incurred the wrath of Governor Kwankwaso who had sworn to frustrate
all his interest. Meanwhile, social critics and watchers of the unfolding
scenario at Kano Emirate Council are of the view that the trouble of Emir
Bayeroâ€™s successor remains a time-bomb capable of wreaking havoc upon
However, the question remains, is Sanusi Lamido Sanusiâ€™s desperation to
climb the Kanoâ€™s traditional stool a move to restore the integrity of his
grandfather, Emir Sanusi who was dethroned and banished from the Kano
emirate several years ago, or a burning desire to serve Kano and its
people? But with the current ropes of corruption and irresponsibility
entangling Sanusi Lamido Sanusiâ€™s tin neck, his dream of becoming the Emir
of Kano is realistically far-fetched.