Despite the powerful lobby put up on his behalf by the All Progressives Congress (APC), ousted governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has failed in his bid to succeed the late emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, who died on Friday, June 6 at age 83 after after a glorious reign spanning 51 years. The choice of the Kano kingmakers is Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero, who has been proclaimed the new Emir of Kano. Born on April 1st 1956, Sanusi Ado Bayero, 58, is the first son of late Emir, Ado Bayero. The new Emir holds a degree in Law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Sanusi Lamido was said to have been dropped at the last minute by kingmakers even as chieftains of the APC in Kano lobbied for his emergence as the new Emir of Kano.
Our source said the four members of the kingmaker council selected their nominees for the consideration of the Kano State Governor, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso last night but according to reports, “the governor asked them to go back and return with a single consensus candidate”.
He said the kingmakers returned with the name of Sunusi Bayero as their choice.