Junaid Mohammed, Kano-based Politician, has exposed Emir Sanusi’s alleged plans to succeed VP Osinbajo when President Buhari was ill in London.
Sometimes in 2017, Buhari was hospitalized in London due to an undisclosed ailment.
Speaking with The Interview, Junaid Mohammed disclosed it was during this period Sanusi paid a visit to Osinbajo who became the nation’s Acting President at the time.
Junaid claimed the purpose of Sanusi’s visit was to lobby to be Osinbajo’s Vice-President in the event Buhari died in London.
In Junaid’s words, “Once Buhari was sick, very sick in England, he went to Osinbajo, this current Emir Sanusi; he was sure that Buhari was going to die. And if Buhari dies, he would like Osinbajo to consider him as a vice president, even though on the surface, he belonged to no party,” Junaid alleged.
“He wanted Osinbajo to consider him as vice president! Now, anybody with any sense of logic, any sanity would not countenance this kind of thing. If for whatever reason, this issue was reported to Buhari, if Buhari were another leader, he would have got rid of him in a jiffy.”
The 70-year-old politician also said the monarch made unsuccessful efforts to canvass votes for another presidential candidate in 2015.
“I know for a fact, and I am glad there are people involved who will now confirm. The Emir of Kano, when he was governor of Central Bank went to see my friend Bola Tinubu and went to see the current Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu telling them that a certain presidential candidate was actually the choice of Kano and the choice of the north. So, he would want them to support that person.”
“The Oba was diplomatic. But Tinubu told him in no uncertain terms that we are supporting Buhari; not because we like his face. We are supporting Buhari because, consistently, he has scored 12 million votes since he came into politics in 2002.”
“This is not the first time. I am now 70 years old. I am older than the Emir of Kano, who I have known since childhood. And I knew his father and mother.”