By Suleman T. Ahmad
The outspoken former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has slammed Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and other APC Governors including his good friend, Nasir Ahmed Elrufai of Kaduna state for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government over the Naira redesign and cashless policy.
Commenting on the Governors’ reactions over the Naira redesign and cashless policy in a viral video, Sanusi has laughed at those who are previously depending every policy of Buhari’s government while he was criticizing some of their economic policies only to turn against the same government and claimed to be pro-masses few days to election.
“I remembered when the Kano state Government ordered my proof when I was criticizing federal government (FG) economic policies in 2017. They even dragged me to the state House of Assembly to pass a resolution for my removal (as Emir of Kano) because I spoke on FG economic policies. Now what the Kano state Government is saying about FG economic policy?” the former monarch queried.
“There’s an appropriate time to speak. That time wasn’t appropriate for me to speak but Allah has spared our lives to this time when it is appropriate for us to speak.
“Now those who staged my removal because I criticized FG are now wailing. I was even better than them because I didn’t insult the President (by calling him names), Sanusi bashed.
The former Emir has also advised people to go out on election day to vote for the right candidates across political parties.
Ganduje, Elrufai and some of their colleagues were publicly at loggerheads with President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government over the implementation of the cashless policy.
Gov Ganduje in a viral audio note has accused President Buhari of planning to destroy APC and truncate Nigeria’s democracy.
So far, 10 state governments have filed a case with suit number SC/CV/162/2023 before the supreme court challenging FG on the fixing a deadline for the validity of the old Naira notes.
The plaintiffs in the suit are the Attorneys General of Kaduna, Kogi, Zamfara, Ondo, Ekiti, Katsina, Ogun, Cross River, Sokoto, and Lagos states.