The coronation ceremony of the new Emir of Kano, Sarki Muhammad Sanusi, was successfully held February 7. However, neither President Goodluck Jonathan nor his representatives attended the occasion.
According to The Nation, Nigeria's authorities did not provide any reason for the absence.
It is worth recalling that since the suspension of Sanusi from his position as the CBN governor, the relationship between him and Jonathan has been mired in controversy.
Although Jonathan shunned the yesterday's ceremony, the honourable guests at the occasion included the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate,General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon; the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal ; and Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso, Adams Oshiomhole, Ahmed Abdulfatah, Ibrahim Geidam, Abdullaziz Yari, Chibuike Amaechi, Ramalan Yero, Babangida Aliyu and Kashim Shetima.
Sanusi was traditionally decorated, given a sword, spear, knife, bow and arrow.
In his speech the new Emir expressed his determination to fulfill his obligations to God, Islam and the people of Kano.