Sanusi warns Tinubu, others
Muhammadu Sanusi II, former Emir of Kano, has implied that presidential aspirants might face greater difficulty in 2023 than in previous times.
Sanusi spoke at a private function in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State on Monday.
“All those people who are struggling to be president, I hope they understand that the problems that they are going to face are multiples of the problems that were faced in 2015″, he said.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Orji Uzor Kalu and a host of others have indicated their interests in contesting the presidency in 2023.
“To be honest, this country, we are living on extra time. In 2015, we were in a deep hole. In 2023, we will be in an even deeper hole than in 2015.
“All of us have to be ready for difficult decisions and if they are taken, we are all going to pay for them.”
“The solution is not for all of us to jump into politics. This country needs good politicians; it needs imams, pastors and bishops who are going to stand up and remind them (politicians) of the fear of God
“It needs technocrats who are going to critique their policies. It needs traditional rulers who are going to speak as the conscience of the people. Everyone has a role to play and we should try to play that role to the best of our ability.
“If we all go into politics, who will hold the politicians responsible? Who is going to tell them when they are going wrong?
“I think it is because often, people don’t understand the role we play as traditional rulers that they think we should go and be governors or president. I think that the role I play can be more important than that of the president. It is different,” Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said.