UNCOVERED: How Sanusi ended up in Buhari's black book

It's way bigger than 2023 Presidency.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

/ by National Pivot

The dethronement of former Emir of Kano State, Muhammad Sanusi II, has undoubtedly caused a lot of confusion as Nigerians struggle to unearth the truth behind the curtain.

From those who think Sanusi's ordeal is a dish well served for his betrayal of his former boss, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, to those who think it is nothing more than a conspiracy against the former Emir, and a group of those who think the whole thing is a calculated move to give room for a potential Sanusi Presidency come 2023. The hypothesis are simply endless.

However, in the thick of the dethronement saga, there arise a somewhat plausible claim suggesting president Muhammadu Buhari was actually in the thick of activities leading to Sanusi's eventual dethronement.

National Pivoted previously reported that Chairman of the reconciliatory committee set up in 2019 to intervene in the feud between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Sanusi, has expressed his disappointment over the failure of his team's efforts to settle the situation despite submitting the committee's report to the President.

Abdulsalami Abubakar while speaking in an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Hausa on Sanusi's dethronement, said he doesn't understand why he was made to waste his time working on a solution that ended up being only good for Buhari's baggage bin.

He said, “In my view (on the unfortunate turn of events after he submitted his team's report to the president), all the committee’s efforts are wasted.

“After conclusion of the assignment, we realised that there was amicable resolution to the crisis. Surprisingly, this is what happened at last,” Abubakar said.

"Before I left the country, we submitted our report to him (Buhari), and he expressed willingness to intervene in the matter in order to have amicable resolution...,I really don’t know if he had intervened, " he added.

While opinions are divided on Buhari's involvement in an affair Kwankwaso said is non of his business, a claim made by second Republic parliamentarian, Junaid Mohammed, a few months ago, has given a powerful hint on what the whole thing is likely about, and it's far massive than other hypothesis out there.

According to Junaid per Daily Post, the former Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, had lobbied to be Vice President to Prof. Yemi Osinbajo when President Muhammadu Buhari spent several months in London in 2017 on a sick leave for an undisclosed ailment.

Junaid claimed that Sanusi is one of many who never expected Buhari to survive his illness, and had began working on succeeding him.

He said, “Once Buhari was sick, very sick in England, he went to Osinbajo, this current Emir Sanusi; he was sure that Buhari was going to di*. And if Buhari di*s, he would like Osinbajo to consider him as a vice president, even though on the surface, he belonged to no party.

“He wanted Osinbajo to consider him as vice president! Now, anybody with any sense of logic, any sanity would not countenance this kind of thing. If for whatever reason, this issue was reported to Buhari, if Buhari were another leader, he would have GOT RID OF HIM IN A JIFFY."

Well the words 'GOT RID OF Him (Sanusi) IN A JIFFY' is probably the answer everyone has been looking for. This however, does not in any way ascribe credibility to Junaid's assertion.

That said, goodluck to those working hard to dissociate president Buhari from the recent dethronement of Muhammad Sanusi II, as Emir of Kano State. Whether or not the whole thing is a script being played by the North, Junaid Mohammed might just has settle the question of Buhari's involvement in the whole thing.

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