Ousted Governor Of Nigeria's Central Bank Appointed As New Emir Of Kano

The Kano State Government has elected the immediate past governor, Sanusi Lamido of CBN as the new Emir of Kano State. The annoucement which was made by the secretary of the state government, Suleiman Bichi on sunday, came as a surprise to many, considering the fact that the Emir Council had initially nominated the first son of the late Emir, Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero as the rightful heir to the throne. The sudden twist of event, has caused a huge controversy in the country and resulted to a massive protest over the selection of Sanusi Lamido as the new Emir of Kano.

According to TheWill, "the leaders of the APC, Nigeria’s main opposition party, pressured Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to jettison the Emirs council’s nomination of Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero, the first son of the deceased emir of Kano for the former CBN Governor."

Sanusi Lamido who was ousted from his CBN office by the Nigerian government, for repeatedly announcing that billions of dollars in oil revenue owed to the treasury was missing, was listed among three other nominees that was presented to the Kingmakers of the Kano Emirate and he was chosen as the most promising and best candidate for the Throne.

What seemed as the right chioce to a some, definitely did not go down well with others, as there was a protest following the announcement of the new Emir.

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