Emir Sanusi denies attacking Buhari

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has denied quotes attributed to him on some social media platforms, which denounce President Muhamadu Buhari’s government and All Progressives Congress as failures.

Mr. Sanusi, in a message sent to PREMIUM TIMES Thursday morning, said the said quotes “were fabricated and attributed to me to create misunderstanding and disharmony between myself and the President”.

“My attention has been drawn to a set of quotes attributed to me attacking the government of General Buhari and his party and praising opposition party, I do not know who is behind these quotes,” the monarch said.

“But they seem to be part of a new and insidious strategy where quotes are attributed to individuals in order to mischievously score cheap political points and plant disaffection between persons.

“These so-called reports never state exactly where my statements were made and in what forum or in whose presence, nor do the faceless cowards behind them have the courage to write their names.”

Mr. Sanusi said while be believed that “all intelligent and well-meaning Nigerians” could immediately discern that the quotes were maliciously fabricated, “it is only proper if I formally disassociate myself from them”.

The emir continued: “It is a well-known fact that I was illegally suspended from my position as CBN Governor precisely because of my role in exposing the massive looting of our national treasury by the last administration, and that I have since shown my total support for the war against corruption being waged by the current administration.

“I am also convinced that everyone recognizes the remarkable improvement in the security situation in the North, the greatest evidence of which was the incident-free celebration of Eid el Kabir throughout the country,” he said.

Mr. Sanusi said he would continue to support the government in its efforts to address pressing national problems and to offer “constructive advice and criticism” as and when necessary.

“But this will be done in an open and transparent manner and not in the form of malicious statements on the Social Media,” he said.


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  • Watch man

    Hmmm!!! Political traditional ruler.! I think you have been advised to vacate your throne and join the politricians if you want to venture into politricks. Ok oooooo!!!

    • Robert Obayuwana

      Many welcomed the criticism when it was released now from the horse’s mouth he denied it. What is wrong with that

  • FreeNigeria

    What’s wrong in criticizing giraffe neck, brain dead, know nothing Buhari? If he’s performing, he’ll be praised, but the old man is confused.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Why not stop insulting your father. Our beloved said immediately you insult someone’s father you have otherwise insulted your father. What aiming to achieve with all this,since all the statements you typed lack any sense,I have a reason to tell you to desist from this kind of reactions henceforth otherwise, you will be labelled uncouthed lot.

      • FreeNigeria

        Hmmmmm one brain dead trying to defend another brain dead. I think it’s the water in their land. Mallam, don’t you have cattles to attend to?


          my brother tell that bokoharam something

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Is this a language in your land or this simply how you address your elders.


        its a way to tell him in his face that he has brain fart

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          I hope you can equally say that to your father.

          • Tunji Olarewaju

            Of course he can, no be yibo, again? You wan talk sey you no know sey na with kicking dem dey wake their parents?

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Well let’s see how true ibo he is to so ridicule his father.

  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    I wondered too,because you have access to the president through which you can present your own way out as an advice and not this kind of porpoted open letter to the president. Even chief obasanjo, the fearless critic,does so with respect to the office of the president by having to visit the villa if there is any need.

  • Abubakar Abdullahi

    Why did it take you over three months to deny it.

    • E.S. Turner

      President Buhari
      is only lucky to be ruling over a retarded populace which has
      no standard of living and will rather commit suicide than organize protests by
      themselves against impossible conditions of life in Nigeria today. For that
      fact President Buhari may just have acquired impunity to do as he wants, even
      if the country rots and worsens in consequence. Nigerians are too mentally
      retarded to be classified as part of global humanity. They have no sense of
      civil rights they have which override the powers of government. In their mental
      emptiness Nigerians are worse than slaves allowed to roam wretchedly on the
      face of the earth in bad odor; like bush rats.

      • MOG

        Your statement is not true. You are crying wolf because all your benefactors are now in jail and Nigeria is no more where your type get free money as usual. So keep your mouth shut. JONATHAN brought us here by just sharing Nigerian wealth with rogues, thieves and militants. We are where we are because JONATHAN mismanaged yesterday and non of you wicked souls complain about that. I offer you advise to repent otherwise you will all be consumed without remedy.

      • MOG

        May l also add that your entire generation are mentally retarded.

  • emmanuel

    Hurray, the US Dollar is N492.00 this evening against my projection of N500.00 by end of next week, it would climb over N500.00 bt tommorrow and would be N1,000.00 by Christmas. Rommel and his co-travellers, i called the Naira toilet tissue last week and you castigated me. The Zimbabwean shilling is Gold compared to the Naira at the moment.
    When a people allow a brain dead man to hold them hostage for one year and four months in the name of cleaning a stable, then those people did signed their death warrant.
    Buari is a curse and would aways be.
    By March 2017, you would not see any expatriates in Nigeria again – mark this statement. The skies are black and sign post big evil ahead!

    • duwdu

      So, what are you and your community doing or have ever done to generate forex of your own – and spend less of that available? Or you think the government will just conjure forex from the air?

      Emefiele, in making a case for devaluing the Naira, assured the nation that the true value of the Naira would shortly after devaluation be about 250 to the US Dollar. That was when the Naira was already exchanging at 350 to the US Dollar. Instead, our National currency has been deteriorating badly ever since the initial devaluation.

      And what Emefiele has been doing is just belch out policy flip-flops all over the place, accompanied by largely non-effective directives that have been largely ignored by the banks involved. Why don’t you then direct your drivel to Emefiele, who’s been the governor of the Central Bank for the past three years or so? And, have you forgotten so soon to touch base with other advocates of devaluation as well, including Emir Sanusi?

      Yeye dey smell on top people like you, God knows!


    • MOG

      You are the biblical Elymas the sorcerer. All you know how to do is prophesies of doom because your benefactors are being pursued to return all Nigeria money they had stolen. God of heaven rebuke you and lock you up in TOTAL DARKNESS for three times and a half. So l also declare over you sorcerer in the NAME OF JESUS.


    these dirty fulani man sef

  • marig

    This emir talks too much. He should respect the royal stool on which he sits.