By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja
A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr.
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.
Recall that the Kano State Government had dethroned Sanusi as Emir over insubordination about a week ago
Following his dethronement, the former CBN governor was banished to Awe LG area of Nasarawa State where his movement was restricted.
However, an Abuja Federal High Court had on Friday, ordered the immediate release of Sanusi.
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 aide 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.”
Dethroned Emir Lied on $49.8bn Disappearance Under Jonathan
Reno Omokri, yesterday launched a fresh attack on dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.
Omokri, who described Sanusi as a liar, said no billions of dollars went missing during the administration of Jonathan.
In a tweet, the former presidential aide stated that only those who are ignorant would believe that Sanusi exposed corruption during the administration of Jonathan.
Sanusi, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was dethroned as Emir of Kano by the state government for insubordination.
Following his dethronement, a series of videos emerged online of Sanusi speaking on how he exposed corruption during Jonathan’s administration.
Sanusi had claimed that as CBN governor, he was able to expose and recover billions during the administration of Jonathan.
However, Omokri described the revelations by the dethroned Emir as fake.
According to Omokri: “Anyone saying Sanusi exposed corruption during @GEJonathan ’s administration is ignorant. There was no $49.8 billion missing.
“There was no $22 billion missing. There was no $12 billion missing. There was no $10.8 billion missing. Sanusi lied. He is a liar. Period!”