With the eventual deposition of the emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on Monday, coasts are getting clearer regarding political permutations of power brokers in the Northern Nigeria.
There are insinuations that Lamido, having left the traditional stool is most likely to run for the number one seat in the country.
Monday’s political theatre in Kano confirmed an insider information some months ago that handlers of Lamido’s political ambition would latch on his travail with Kano State Governor to launch Lamido into public consciousness.
“Sanusi is the only candidate that the North can comfortably sell in 2023. Mark my words, Lamido Sanusi Lamido is the man to beat. The Northern elements are seriously working on this idea”, an insider told this newspaper.
This newspaper learnt that what is seen as Sanusi Lamido’s political persecution is adequately planned to sell the candidate for the nation’s number one position.
Politically savvy Lamido, when he was the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor orchestrated corrupt public image that hounded former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan when he alleged that Jonathan had stolen $45 million dollars. When Jonathan removed him from the office following the allegation which he described as unfounded, the North compensated him with the seat of an emir of Kano.