Muhammadu Sanusi, the Emir of Kano, has reacted with a denial to quotes attributed to him on social media, which said that he “portrayed the President Muhamadu Buhari’s government and All Progressives Congress as failures.”
In a statement issued on Thursday morning and made available to Premium Times, the former CBN governor said the quotes “were fabricated and attributed to me to create misunderstanding and disharmony between myself and the President”.
The monarch said:
“My attention has been drawn to a set of quotes attributed to me attacking the government of General Buhari and his party and praising opposition party, I do not know who is behind these quotes.”
“But they seem to be part of a new and insidious strategy where quotes are attributed to individuals in order to mischievously score cheap political points and plant disaffection between persons.
“These so-called reports never state exactly where my statements were made and in what forum or in whose presence, nor do the faceless cowards behind them have the courage to write their names.”
Mr Sanusi, while urging Nigerians to pay no attention to the quotes, which he described as spurious and maliciously fabricated, stated that it was necessary for him to formally disassociate himself from it.
The Emir added: “It is a well-known fact that I was illegally suspended from my position as CBN Governor precisely because of my role in exposing the massive looting of our national treasury by the last administration, and that I have since shown my total support for the war against corruption being waged by the current administration.
“I am also convinced that everyone recognizes the remarkable improvement in the security situation in the North, the greatest evidence of which was the incident-free celebration of Eid el Kabir throughout the country.”