Sanusi reacts to rumoured presidential ambition


The rumour making the rounds that former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is nursing the ambition of succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari has drawn his reaction.

Sanusi reacted to the speculation on Monday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at a reception organised for him (Sanusi) as part of activities marking the 80th birthday of Babanla Adinni of Egbaland, Chief Tayo Sowunmi.

Debunking it, the former CBN Governor said he was contended speaking truth to power and has no interest in being a politician much more contesting for presidency.

His word, “If we all go into politics, who is going to hold the politicians to account? Who is going to stand up and tell them when they are going wrong? Who is going to speak to the people and explain sometimes difficult and painful policies that people don’t like or which are in the long term interest of the people?

“People don’t understand the role we play as traditional rulers, as religious leaders that they think you should go and be a governor, or be a President. To be honest, I think that the role I play can be more important than that of the President, it is different, it has different content.”

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