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Sanusi: El-Rufai taunts Jonathan

09 June 2014, 15:10

Abuja - A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai mocked associates of President Goodluck Jonathan over the emergence of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, as the new emir of Kano.

“Alhamdulillah. The best man has won,” El-Rufai said on his twitter handle [@elrufai] at about 4:45 p.m., moments after the Kano state Government named Sanusi the successor to Emir Ado Bayero who died on Friday.

“SLS (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) is the Emir of Kano. Jonathanians can go jump into the lagoon.”

El-Rufai had in a post on his Facebook page an hour earlier (before the official announcement was made) mocked the Peoples Democratic Party for prematurely congratulating Sanusi’s rival, Sunusi Ado Bayero, as the new emir even when a successor to the late Ado Bayero had not been named.

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