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Emir of Kano: Ex-CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi leads Others in Succession Race

Ex-CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido

Oyewale Oyelola

As the nation continues to mourn the death of late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero who died on Friday at the age of 83 years, the ouster Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is leading other princes of the emirate in the succession race.

Ex-CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido

Ex-CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido

African Examiner investigations revealed that Sanusi and five other princes, which include three sons of the late emir had shown interest to become the new emir of Kano.

The list includes; the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, who holds the traditional title of Dan-majen Kano; his uncle, Sanusi Abbas, who is the Wamban Kano and the Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijjani Hashim.

Others are the late emir’s first son, who is the District Head of Gwale, Sanusi Ado Bayero with two other princes, Aminu Bayero and Nasiru Bayero.

Kingmakers on Friday night have begun a closed-door meeting to pick 3 names out of the eligible contenders for Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso to pick Bayero’s successor.

Feelers from Kano State government house indicate that Governor Kwankwaso might pick Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi if shortlisted by the kingmakers.

Reliable source in Kano disclosed that Kwankwaso is pushing for ex-CBN Governor as Emir to boost his presidential aspiration in 2015.

Mallam Sanusi is outspoken against the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan despite holding sensitive position in the administration.

Sanusi who was the CBN Governor from June 2009 to February 2014 never hide his desire to become emir. Recalled that he stunned the world as he wore traditional attire to office after his coronation as Dan-majen Kano in 2012.


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