A former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has on Monday, called on all 2023 Presidential Candidates in the country, to be ready to face multiple of problems compared to what President Muhammadu Buhari faced in 2015, when he took over power from former President Goodluck Jonathan, .
Sanusi spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, at a reception for him, as part of the activities marking the 80th birthday of the Babanla Adinni of Egbaland, Chief Tayo Sowunmi.
His exact words: “To be honest, we are living on extra time. In 2015, we were in a deep hole. In 2023, we will be in an even much deeper hole than in 2015.
“Those struggling to be President, I hope they understand that the problems that they are going to face are multiples of the problems that were faced in 2015. All of us have to be ready for difficult decisions, and if they are taken, we are all going to pay for them.
“But the solution is not for all of us to jump into politics. This country needs good Politicians. It needs Imams, Pastors, and Bishops, who are going to stand up and remind them (Politicians) of the fear of God. It needs Technocrats who are going to critique their policies. It needs Traditional Rulers who are going to speak as the conscience of the people. Everyone has a role to play, and we should try to play that role to the best of our ability.”
Speaking further, Sanusi, however, denied eyeing the 2023 Presidency, saying that, he is content being the Spiritual Leader of the Tijaniyyah.
He noted that he has served in various capacities, both in the past and present, will forever be grateful to Allah.