The mish-mash of analyses usually run Free Of Charge (FOC) by the ever-swelling readily available volunteers season up the public viewing experience. Same goes for reading newspapers at vendors’ joints or staying there with the self volunteered “Public analysts”. My Cocoa House visit yesterday was not any different an experience.
I have seen and read peoples’ opinion, especially those of the Facebook gladiators – mostly youth of course. I had never imagined Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi commanded such an awe, respect, honour, followership and integrity among even the elderly people that usually cluster around newspaper stands more than the rather busier youths that prefer their handheld vendors’ joint on their mobile phones.
I got convinced that we just lost a world class personality from Presidential race to a local palace. For those who really know the man Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and what he symbolises intellectually, philosophically, nationally and internationally, his ascension to the Kano throne should rather be mourned than celebrated!
That some segment of Kano rejects Sanusi enthronement could have been a welcome development to me if that could have reversed his appointment as the new Emir, because Sanusi could have been released to Nigeria again and be made available as a potential president of Nigeria.
Alas Kano tradition appear not “undoable” and Sanusi may not be free again from the local assignment he has taken up for the remaining part of his life. That is the reason We that know the substance of Sanusi personality will keep mourning his emergence as Kano emir!
A president that will stand for hours making speeches without holding a paper and boosting Nigeria’s image in the world’s public places of assessment and that we are giant not only in number but also in quality. These are the picture of Sanusi that majority of Nigerian elites brandish at vendors’ joint around south-western Nigeria at present.
Should Sanusi declare ambition for presidency as a flag bearer of APC, the PDP camp must be thrown into disarray. Jonathan should thank God that Sanusi is out of the race as a potential candidate against him come 2015.
Sanusi has truly launched the image of Kano Emirate to the international arena. How many of Nigerians knew about such emirate before? How many of us were aware of the influence it wields whether politically or otherwise, what would concern us about how and whom they choose as their emir?
Today, Kano has attracted global attention to that Palace stuck in the heart of the old city of Kano, just because an African Icon ascends the throne despite his recent ordeals from the hands of the powers that be, despite the attempt of the presidency to preempt his glorious enthronement.