Jonathan Begins Plot to Remove Sanusi with Rumours of His Removal to Cause Unrest

  • Presidency ‘cloned’ fake Sanusi twitter account to announce false congratulations of Ado Bayero

June 11, 2014


In a report we published yesterday stating the intrigues and politics that characterized the emergence of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new emir of Kano with a plot by the presidency to remove him and the governor of the state Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, it was stated that the plan is to cause unrest in the state to the extent that a state of emergency will be declared and the governor replaced by a military administrator who will in turn depose the Emir.

That exactly is what has began to play out in the state with a rumour that President Jonathan has decided to arrest newly installed Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, thus effectively reversing the decision of Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso who picked Sanusi for the throne.

This move is similar to the earlier report that circulated in the media stating that the eldest son of late Ado Bayero, Sanusi Ado Bayero has been named the new Emir with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), quickly sending out a congratulatory message before it turned out to be false. Some of the rumors were linked to Presidency and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).The Presidency went as far as cloning a twitter account in the name of the former CBN governor and used it to create the impression that Mr. Sanusi had announced a new

Emir. Many believed this resulted in the protest that enveloped some parts of the city shortly after Sanusi was announced the new Emir.

Since the rumour of the plans by the president to arrest Sanusi and reverse his appointment as the Emir got into town, A section of Kano indigenes who are displeased by the governor’s decision went wild with jubilation.

A jubilant crowd even massed around the emir’s palace in anticipation of the official announcement of the president’s action.

The plan according to credible sources is to get the supporters of the Emir to react to the rumour and plunge the state into chaos where the plan to declare a state of emergency in the state will be effected.

A source close to the governor accused the Presidency of orchestrating the rumor about Mr. Sanusi’s ostensibly removal. “This whole rumor was calculated to cause a new set of rioting in Kano,” said the source. He added that Mr. Jonathan and his cronies had designed a plot to create destabilization in Kano in order to give the president a pretext to declare a state of emergency in Kano.

President Jonathan has yet to congratulate Mr. Sanusi on his appointment as the new emir.