Senator Shehu Sani
The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to be careful of those claiming to love him. The senator gave the warning as he said Buhari will know those who truly love him when he leaves office.
Sani, in a Facebook post on Sunday, said what politicians told Buhari or said about him in public was not the same as when they discussed in private. He added that most members of the political elite only fear the President but do not love him.
The post read, “Baba (Buhari) will not know those who genuinely love him until someday when he is not in power. Then, he will sit down in his living room, balcony or garden; then, he will read comments and remarks by politicians he once thought meant what they said.
“Most of the political elite don’t love Baba, they simply fear him. They fear him because of his mass appeal among the poor and his ‘vindictiveness.’ What they say about him in public is not the same as what they say about him in private. They were silent and scheming when he was on health vacation (in London), now they are for Baba. (Only) Time will tell.”
He praised Buhari for the manner he has reacted to calls for him to contest for a second term as he said those asking him to contest do not mean well.
He wrote: “Endorsing a president for a second term when he has not yet expressed interest to run amounts to political obsequiousness, taradiddle by lick-spittles. This is something the present political ruling elite once denounced as antics, machination and relics that characterised the old order, now conveniently dusted for exigency. Thanks to PMB, for turning down their Greek gift.”