February polls: Jonathan begs Sanusi for support

As part of his ongoing presidential campaign in the northern part of the country, President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday visited the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, in his palace, seeking for his royal blessing and support for his second term aspiration.

Recall that the duo fell apart after the President suspended Sanusi as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Prior to his emergence as the Emir, reports say there were unconfirmed moves by Presidency moved ensure that he did not emerge.

DAILY POST learnt that during the Wednesday visit, Jonathan congratulated Sanusi on his installation and condoled with him and the people of the emirate on Bayero’s demise.

He told the traditional ruler that he was in his palace to formally introduce himself, Vice President Namadi Sambo and other PDP candidates in the election.

“I am here to seek your royal blessing and to reassure the people of Kano that the PDP is totally committed to developing the country,” he told the monarch.

In his response, Sanusi thanked Jonathan for the visit and expressed the hope that his campaign in the state would be hitch-free.

He stressed the need for all office seekers to go about their campaigns without violence.

 “Democracy is all about giving people the chance to make their choice and so, there is no need for violence,” he said.

Culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2015/01/22/february-polls-jonathan-begs-sanusi-support/

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