By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Campaign for 2023 for the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ll has kicked off officially in Kaduna, the defunct capital of Northern region.
It is tagged: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Project 2023, All Nigerian Youth Project”.
The movement, pioneered by Nigerian youth has already received delivery of about 12 exotic vehicles of different grades and brands donated for logistics purposes from prominent Nigerians.
Some of the campaign vehicles, aesthetically displayed and beautifully wrapped-up with different types of photographs of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, dominated the venue of the press briefing.
Addressing journalists on Friday evening in Kaduna, the National Coordinator of the All Nigerian Youth Projects, Dr. Suleiman Shuaibu Shinkaffi appealed to all other Nigerians with Presidential ambition for 2023 to be kind enough to bury it.
He said the Nigerian youth are determined to support Sanusi to become the next president of Nigeria to salvage the nation from its current challenges of Boko Haram insurgents, banditry, kidnappings, herdsmen/farmers crises, killings among other criminality.
“We at Nigerian Youth Project are agitating for Sanusi. With the situation in the country now, only credible and stainless candidates, that are acceptable to all that are needed. And we believe that Sanusi is acceptable to all and intellectually sound to turn things around for better of this country.
“Nigeria is a sinking ship and needs someone of high intellectial ability like him to rescue the country. Baba Buhari has done his best”, he said.
He also said the movement is ready to give Sanusi the same support they gave Buhari in 2015, by contributing money to sponsor his campaign, buy his nomination form, recharge cards, provide logistics among other things to support him to emerge Nigeria’s President in 2023.
Dr. Shinkaffi who was in company of other stakeholders from across the North and Southern parts of country, said they’re calling on Sanusi to agree to come out and contest for the President by all means, saying they’ll not vote any other person other than Sanusi.
He also asserted that should in case Sanusi refuse, the youth are ready to force him, and vowed that they are ready to drag Sanusi to court to compel him to agree.
According to him, the youth decided to come out early to nominate and inform Sanusi to prepare for the contest before any other candidate with similar ambition, stressing that the agitation behind the project cuts across the six geopolitical zones, irrespective of religion, ethnicity and tribal differences.
The coordinator also informed that contacts for zonal and states chapter of the movement have already began to take shape, adding that over one hundred thousand people have reportedly indicated interest for Sanusi, while over 100 million supporters have been targeted for the 2023 project.
For purposes of fairness, Dr. Shinkaffi however stressed that anyone with more qualified and better presidential material than Sanusi could bring them out and compare with him.