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Sanusi's Sack, Plot To undermine The North-Gov. Kwankwaso

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The Governor of Kano state, Dr. Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso , on Thursday

chided the suspension of the Governor of the Central Bank, (CBN), Mallam

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
Kwankwaso said the drama heralding Sanusi's suspension was a grand plan to

undermie the North and its economic nerve centre—Kano.

Kwankwaso said that the suspension of Sanusi was a grand design to

dislodge Kanawa from the economic and financial decision-making of

Nigeria via the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan's administration, adding

that, in order to further impoverish and marginalize the state.

The Governor also said it was sheer disrespect to the existing laws of the

land and show of ingratitude that a person who has brought about sweeping

positive changes that would have put the nation's economy on the pedestal

of growth would be treated unfairly.
He said Sanusi should rather be commended for exposing the rot and

corruption in the NNPC. “A responsible government would have promptly

investigated the allegations but they disappointingly refused to do so,”

Kwankwaso said.
While describing the suspension as illegal, null and void, Gov. Kwankwaso

noted that the CBN Act provides that the removal of CBN Governor “shall be

supported by two-third majority of the Senate praying that he be so

removed.”
“Clearly therefore law does not give the President the power to suspend

the CBN Governor without recourse to the Senate. You cannot just trample

on the law with impunity, without recourse to constitutional provisions,”

he said.
The governor further drew analogy from the illegal removal of President of

the Court of Appeal Justice Ayo Salami by President Jonathan.

“In a similar guise of suspension, Justice Salami was removed by the

President and was not reinstated despite his reinstatement by the NJC.

They refused to do so until he attained the retirement age of 70 years,”

he said.
Gov. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has faulted the suspension of the

Governor of the Central Bank (CBN) Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, saying

that there was an ulterior motive behind the action.

Kwankwaso stated that the suspension was a grand design to dislodge Kanawa

from the economic and financial decision-making agencies of the Federal

government in order to further impoverish and marginalize the state.

The Governor also said it was sheer disrespect to the existing laws of the

land and show of ingratitude that a person who has brought about sweeping

positive changes that would have put the nation's economy on the pedestal

of growth would be treated unfairly.
He said Sanusi should rather be commended for exposing the rot and

corruption in the NNPC. “A responsible government would have promptly

investigated the allegations but they disappointingly refused to do so,”

Kwankwaso said.
While describing the suspension as illegal, null and void, Gov. Kwankwaso

noted that the CBN Act provides that the removal of CBN Governor “shall be

supported by two-third majority of the Senate praying that he be so

removed.”
“Clearly therefore law does not give the President the power to suspend

the CBN Governor without recourse to the Senate. You cannot just trample

on the law with impunity, without recourse to constitutional provisions,”

he said.
The governor further drew analogy from the illegal removal of President of

the Court of Appeal Justice Ayo Salami by President Jonathan.

“In a similar guise of suspension, Justice Salami was removed by the

President and was not reinstated despite his reinstatement by the NJC.

They refused to do so until he attained the retirement age of 70 years,”

he said.