By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Former CBN Governor and the former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has given his verdict as a renowned economist, who has seen it all, based on his knowledge of the three major contestants in the 2023 presidential election: Tinubu, Atiku and Obi.
Making this public in a post he made on social media, Sanusi said: “One peculiar thing about the top three guys battling it out for the 001 seat, is that neither of them is there for the money.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, also known as Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano and former Nigerian central bank governor, speaks on the opening day of the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. With many miners battling to stay afloat, fewer are willing to shell out 1,140 pounds ($1,641) for the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference in South Africa and business-class airfare.
“1. One has milked Nigeria well enough systematically, and just wants to answer President by all means. He lives in Dubai full-time and only comes around every 4 years to contest for the Presidency.
“He doesn’t understand the struggle of the average Nigerian. He doesn’t care so much. If he loses this one, he will go back to Dubai and wait out the next 4 years before coming out again.
“Besides the fact that his ambition is scary, we can’t afford to have a Paul Biya of Cameroun as President.
“2. Another has been controlling Lagos treasury since 2003. He just wants to fulfill his lifetime political ambition of answering President, even if he dies the next day after swearing-in.
“He would properly share Nigeria like cake to his boys…just like he did in Lagos. At the end of the day, he would teach us what being “fantastically corrupt” actually means.
“3. The other was already a billionaire before 2003, and quite content with himself. He doesn’t need your money for anything. He wants to be President to reset things and lay the foundation for systemic governance in future.
“He relates with the struggles of the average Nigerian, understands what Nigeria needs, and has volunteered himself to save us from impending catastrophe. Win or lose, he would most likely not contest again.
“It is up to us to choose wisely,” especially Christians, your life is in your hand; forget Tribe and Denominations; vote for your life and your children’s children. Be wise this time!
~ Sanusi Lamido Sanusi