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 reports. The medium authoritatively reports that reacting to bitter complaints from the Presidency over Sanusi Lamido’s attacks and disregard to Federal authorities, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero personally chided Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, urging him to, “shut up and stop embarrassing the Kano Emirate.”
A reliable source from Kano Emirate Council told us that Emir Ado Bayero has continued to express concern over Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s actions and utterances since he was suspended as CBN Governor. “In 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 say 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 Sanusi’s recent actions and we have ordered him to tread with caution,” a highly placed Chief in Kano Emirate Council told the website.
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 Bayero’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, “when 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. “Sanusi Lamido Sanusi offered himself to be used and dumped by desperate politicians who exploited his ‘busy body’ 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 Kano—a dream that is so dear to him.”
Most residents are also frowning at recent romance between embattled Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Kano state Governor, Dr. Rabi’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 government’s patronage of UBA if Sanusi was not sacked by the
It would be recalled that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a staff of UBA, at that time, in his characteristic mannerism, unwholesomely attacked Kwankwaso’s government leveling allegations of misgovernance and financial misconduct.
Alhaji Khalid Inuwa, a Kwankwasiyya movement adherent, urged Governor Kwankwaso to be wary of Lamido Sanusi Lamido because, “once 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 Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. I believe Governor Kwankwaso should be very careful with Sanusi Lamido because he is not trust worthy.”
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi And Emir Ado Bayero’s Seat
It would be recalled that in July 2012 when Emir Ado Bayero returned from London, the Emir expressed his anger with a number of Chiefs in his Emirate who were accused of collecting “gifts” from Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to influence his ambition of succeeding Ado Bayero upon his death. It was reported that the Emir’s trip to London generated a lot of rumours with divided speculations of the Emir’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 Emir’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.
It was 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 Bayero’s successor. In fact, a source revealed that each of those that matters within the Emirate Council received a “gift” of N1 billion as an inducement to pursue and protect the embattled banker’s interest.
It was gathered that Sanusi’s desperation to become the Emir of Kano made him to secretly apologize to Governor Rabi’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 former’s first-term as Governor of Kano state. At that time, the CBN governor, reputed for his radical criticism of Kwankwaso’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 Bayero’s successor remains a time-bomb capable of wreaking havoc upon explosion.
However, the question remains, is Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s desperation to climb the Kano’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 Sanusi’s tin neck, his dream of becoming the Emir of Kano is realistically far-fetched.