A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, yesterday ridiculed the Peoples Democratic Party after the appointment of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the new Emir of Kano
The financial expert now succeeds the late Emir, Ado Bayero who died on Friday at the age of 83.
“Alhamdulillah. The best man has won,” El-Rufai said on his Twitter handle after the development was made public.
“SLS (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) is the Emir of Kano. Jonathanians can go jump into the lagoon.”
Mr. El-Rufai had in a post on his Facebook before the official announcement was made, lambasted the PDP leadership for congratulating another contender to the throne, Sunusi Ado Bayero, albeit no official confirmation.
“The PDP out of fear and hatred of my brother SLS began circulating the falsehood that someone had been appointed Emir of Kano,” he said.
“Then they congratulated the Emir that had not been selected by the constituted authority. Earlier, they had enlisted several PDP sympathiser-traditional rulers to put pressure on Governor Kwankawaso to discourage him from selecting SLS, who was recommended on merit among the aspirants by the kingmakers.
“May the Almighty Allah Guide Governor Kwankwaso in choosing a wise and honest leader that will build on the legacy of the Late Ado Bayero. In my opinion, that person is my brother SLS. But that is my opinion only which I am entitled.
“They have now withdrawn their false and contrived congratulations. PDP represents all that is evil and wrong about our nation. May Allah separate Nigeria from this evil, divisive and poverty-inducing party.”