Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, has cautioned political gladiators against inordinate interests capable of igniting ember of violence before and during the 2019 general elections.
Sanusi, who expressed worry over the political agitation and unrest across party lines, warned those fanning embers of disunity in the country in the name of politics.
The Emir, who spoke weekend while receiving the presidential aspirant of Young Progressives Party (YPP) Prof. Kingsley Moghalu at his palace, insisted that Nigeria was bigger than the selfish interest of any politician.
The former governor of Central Bank (CBN) also challenged the aspiring political leaders to lead by example.
While extolling the leadership quality of Moghalu when he served as deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Sanusi said the aspirant possesses the prowess to build the economic prosperity of the country.
The monarch applauded the entrepreneurship gesture of the aspirant, which provided skill opportunities to 1,000 women in Kano.
â€œI have the privilege of working with five brilliant associates as deputy governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria when I was the governor and I can testify that all of them are credible and displayed the credibility to handle the political leadership of this country. One of them is Professor Kingsley.
â€œI will rather urge all of them that worked with me, including Professor Kingsley to inject their intellectual experience to grow the nationâ€™s economyâ€, Sanusi emphasised.
Earlier, Moghalu told the Emir that he was in Kano to pay traditional homage and officially intimate the palace about his presidential ambition.
He posited that â€œthe countryâ€™s economy is being poorly managed by people without visionâ€, also pledged to inject his wealth of experience to rescue Nigeria from the present economy depreciation.
Magholu said his vision is to build the nationâ€™s economy where abject poverty and increase in unemployment would be things of the past.