Politics Premium Times: New Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, Allegedly Begs Jonathan as Police Ends Palace Siege


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The newly-crowned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has shelved his public defiance and begged President Goodluck Jonathan, personally and through intermediaries, to lift police siege on his palace and forgive him his trespasses, presidency officials, associates of some of the intermediaries and sources within the Kano State Government and the Emir’s palace have told PREMIUM TIMES.

Police ended the siege late Thursday, four days after Mr. Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank, emerged monarch of the powerful Kano emirate.

Police authorities deny neither the blockade nor its lifting was on the instructions of the president.

Mr. #Jonathan has been embroiled in months of acrimony with the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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Source; Premium Times

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