El-Rufai Using Sanusi To Push Presidential Agenda – Omokri

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State with the recently-dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Lawan. Image credit: Kaduna Govt

Former presidential aide Reno Omokri has accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State of using the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi to push his 203 presidential ambition.

Omokri explained that El-Rufai’s recent show of affection towards Sanusi during his banishment to Nasarawa State was a “strategy” for his 2023 presidential ambition.

In a tweet, the former presidential aide insisted that the North will reject Sanusi as its preferred Presidential candidate in 2023.

Against this backdrop, El-Rufai had visited the dethroned Emir and took him out of the town to Abuja where he subsequently bordered a flight to Lagos.

Reacting, Omokri said El-Rufai leveraged on Sanusi’s predicament to power his presidential ambition.

In a tweet, the former presidential wrote: “Those claiming Sanusi was deposed to pave way for him to run are naive. Even the North will reject him.

“The real strategy is that @elrufai rushed to his defence in order to cash in on Southern sympathy for Sanusi and use it to power his own Presidential ambition.”


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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.


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