Buhari’s Campaign For 2019 At This Time Is Political Sacrilege

Senator Shehu Sani, representative of Kaduna Central, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to forget his ambition of running for a second term next year and address the security situation of the nation and other national challenges.

The senator said: “It is wrong to be talking of the re-election of Buhari as President when hundreds of lives are being lost and people are being massacred in different parts of the country.

“In time of bloodshed like this, the issue should be how to come together and address the problem. But those marketing the President at a time of this bloodshed are like people dancing on the graves of Nigerians.

“Campaigning for Buhari for next year’s election when people are being killed, when orphans and widows are being produced as a result of the tragedy of these circumstances and people are being kidnapped, I think amounts to political sacrilege.

“It is an insult on the conscience of Nigerians and it is an insult on the moral integrity of Nigerians for anybody to ignore what is happening and simply walk to the President and tell him that what is important at this material time is his re-election campaign for next year’s election…

“If we allow this trend to continue, it would threaten the peace and unity of this country.

“I advise people advising the President and strategising for him to contest the elections to spare him some time, advise him well and provide a solid strategy to end the carnage and atrocities that is going on in the country today.

“Human life is more important than politics, because you cannot preside over dead people. The images we see in both social and traditional media is heart-rending and despicable.

“I can tell you that over a year ago, the President was in Zamfara State in military fatigue to address the problem of banditry and mass killing. The President should be seen in any part of the country where such violence occurs.

“The President must visit Southern Kaduna, Birnin Gwari, Taraba, Benue, Rivers and Adamawa states. It gives people some hope that their Commander-in-Chief is determined and committed to defend and protect them.”

Endorsement By Governors, Top Politicians For Buhari Second Term Are Self Driven – Shehu Sani

By Toba Adedeji
The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has said that the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term by some governors and top politicians are borne out of selfishness and not patriotism.
The Senator made this known while speaking at the second annual lecture of Rave FM, a private radio station in Osogbo, Osun State.
He maintained that , “None of the APC governors, top chieftains of the party moved for the endorsement of Buhari when he was on medical vacation abroad.
” Their calls were part of agenda to seek second term in office or seek for premeditated cover after vacating their positions of power.
“The endorsement for President Muhammadu Buhari to vie for second term in office were driven by selfish ambitions and not borne out of genuine love and sincerity.
Sani posited that, “The ruling party must know that what destroyed the Peoples Democratic Party was a force from inside and not from outside. Citing Yugoslavia in the old Soviet Union as a relevant example.
“In the ruling party things are not moving fine. What the elite in the ruling class are saying publicly are different from what they are saying privately. Publicly they take flag of endorsement of president second term. The first term serving governor is endorsing president for his second term ticket while the second term serving governor is for him to be protected after office”
“How do you endorse someone who hasn’t expressed interest. This is what can be condemn in politics of PDP.
He argued that, “Lack of internal democracy, imposition detroyed the PDP. The umbrella of the PDP was torn by the internal injustice. The ruling party should be careful. Many people who helped in bringing this administration on board are not being carried along. Now Atiku has left the APC for the PDP. Those that contributed to this government before getting to power were not accorded courtesy”. It is left for Buhari to decide who loves him and who loves the throne.”
He noted that, “For Buhari to be rescued from the claws of cabal, he needs the concerted efforts from all Nigerian regardless of religion, tribe and political parties.
The Senator, who spoke on the topic “Nigeria’s Fight Against Corruption: The Facts, the Fallacies and the Antidote”, contended that, “This government has moved us away from the culture of corruption that was of the past administration but we are not there yet, where we ought to be.”
Their are two political party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Party and People’s Democratic Party, we don’t have a strong opposition in this country because of the moral burden, they carry don’t have a clean hands”.
Also the former president of Nigeria Bar Association, Wole Olanipekun, SAN in interview with journalists after the occasion suggested that government should build institutions economically, as it is he only way to reduce corruption drastically.
According to him, “Let us build institutions economically. Once institutions are built corruption will substantially exercised. We can’t fight corruption when every thing in this country is so centralized. We can’t fight corruption in a system of autocracy because when we look constitution all powers are built around Federal Government. We can’t fight corruption successful in system whereby we have everything in the exclusive legislative list and not on concurrent.
We can’t fight corruption when Federal government is  over weigh and  not ready to share responsibilities. Let us build institutions.

Shehu Sani Speaks On Buhari’s Speech At 72nd UNGA Session

Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.

The outspoken lawmaker noted that Buhari’s speech affirmed Nigeria’s position as an important player in global affairs.

“The President speech at #UNGArestored Nigeria’s position as an important role player in global affairs, with clear position on world issues,” he wrote on his Facebook wall.

Buhari had on Tuesday addressed world leaders at the 72nd session of UNGA.

The President, who harped on the need to fight corruption both locally and internationally, also highlighted efforts being made in providing relief, humanitarian assistance to millions afflicted by terrorism, drought, floods in Nigeria.

Buhari, among other things said the international community must be “mindful and focus on the widening inequalities within societies, and the gap between the rich and the poor nations”.

 

Resign If You Want To Work For Atiku – Shehu Sani Tells Minister

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has advised the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, to leave President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet if she want to work with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
He condemned the criticism that followed the open admittance of her loyalty to the former vice-president, saying the minister was better than others in the Buhari’s government who were nursing political ambitions and were undermining the administration.
Sani further, “The difference between that woman, who made the statement as a minister and others, is that she was open and others are still having it in their minds.
“If she is prepared to work for the former vice-president, I think in the event that this President contests (again) or not, she can easily excuse herself from this government and concentrate on what she believes in in 2019.”

APC North-West Overrules Shehu Sani’s Suspension

The North West chapter of the All Progressive Party has quashed the suspension of Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani, by the Kaduna State chapter of the party.
The party said “every disciplinary measure should strictly follow the Constitution of the party”.
Mr. Sani, who has been embroiled in a bitter row with Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was suspended twice by a faction of party loyal to Mr. El-Rufai.
But speaking at the party’s zonal meeting in Dutse, Jigawa State, on Saturday, the north-west national vice chairman, Inuwa Abdulkadir, said arbitrary actions by party leaders in states against members were invitation to anarchy.
He said intra-party wrangling has threatened the foundation of the party, as such, misunderstandings should be discussed openly to foster harmony and growth in the party.
“We should do all we could not to depart from the winning formula of our party in 2015,” he said.
Mr. Abdulkadir urged all the warring factions in Kaduna State to respect the reconciliation committee of the party headed by the chairman of north-west governors’ forum, Aminu Masari, for the good of the party.
The governors of Kano, Umar Ganduje; Katsina, Bello Masari; Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal; Kebbi, Abubakar Bagudu; and Jigawa, Abubakar Badaru, attended the meeting.

No One Can Suspend Me From APC – Shehu Sani

The senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has once again affirmed that no one can suspend him from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Kaduna state chapter of the APC had axed the controversial senator following his fallout with the state governor, Nasir el-Rufai.

Speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Friday, Sani described his suspension as a ruse, stating that he remains a member of the party.

“I cannot be suspended. I am unsuspendable (sic), if there is any word like that. I remain a member of my party, If you simply feel uncomfortable with my words all you can do is to simply put some cotton on your ears so that it can block it,” he said.

“And if you are not comfortable with seeing me physically, you simply need to use sunglasses but in every sense you can’t hide behind attempts to silence Shehu Sani. In fact, I have been so suspended up to about 20 times that my car doesn’t need any suspenders right now, each time they call it’s about to suspend.”

Speaking of his strained relationship with el-Rufai, he said: “Well it’s a normal thing. You can be Siamese twins and then you may engage in combat, you can also be twins and then engage yourselves in disagreement and you can also be from the same house or family or same room but still disagree with each other.”

“I think it’s a normal thing in a democracy to disagree.”

“Well, it is foolish for anybody to start talking about 2019 when we are just less than two years into this tenure. What is most important to each and every one of us is to deliver on the mandate for which we have been elected whether you are a governor, senator, a member of house of representative, in whatever capacity,” he said.

“But in the course of it, it is also normal that missiles will strike from here and there, it is normal in a democracy.”

El-Rufai Thinking Of Removing Buhari – Shehu Sani

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has been accused of “thinking of removing President Muhammadu Buhari.”

In an explosive interview in the March edition of  The Interview magazine, Sani said, “It would be counter-productive for the Governor to start thinking of evicting Buhari in 2019 to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“El-Rufai should do his job and stop putting his eyes on the Presidency.”

The senator represents Kaduna Central and is in the same ruling All Progressives Congress with the Governor. They have been at odds for undisclosed political reasons, leading to Sani’s suspension by the state branch of the party.

Sani accused El-Rufai of ruling like “an emperor,” promising to “give him war or peace,” whichever he chooses.

Also in this edition of The Interview, former military governor of Kaduna State, Colonel Dangiwa Umar, gave his first major interview in 23 years in which he laid in on Governor Adams Oshiomohle; and Peoples Democratic Party chieftains, Chief Edwin Clark and Chief Tony Anenih, calling them “traitors.”

Responding to a question on the fortunes of former President Goodluck Jonathan after he was defeated in March, Umar said, “I compare them (Oshiomohle and co) to insects that cling to flowers. They are attracted by the nectar rather than by the beauty of the flower.

“Governor Adams Oshiomohle, who generously praised Jonathan as a true democrat, suddenly turned into his most virulent critic.”

Umar revealed that during Jonathan’s testy days as acting President, he advised Jonathan to sack his service chiefs, but the former president was too confused and agitated to act.

“He complained,” Umar said, “that the NSA had informed him that the service chiefs were disgruntled with the way the sick and bedridden Umaru Yar’Adua was being treated and that he, the acting President, was most disloyal.”

In the edition, which the Managing Director/ Editor-In-Chief of The Interview, Azu Ishiekwene, described as “deep and loaded,” Umar also revisited his role in the June 12 crisis, the agitation for Biafra and his relationship with Jonathan.

Azu Ishiekwene
Managing Director/Editor-in-chief
The Interview magazine
Abuja
March 14, 2016

El-rufai Has His Eyes On The Presidency – Sen Shehu Sani

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been accused of “thinking of removing President Muhammadu Buhari.”

In an explosive interview in the March edition of The Interview magazine, Mr. Sani said, “It would be counter-productive for the Governor to start thinking of evicting Buhari in 2019 to be the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“El-Rufai should do his job and stop putting his eyes on the Presidency.”

The senator represents Kaduna Central and is in the same ruling All Progressives Congress with the Governor. They have been at odds for undisclosed political reasons, leading to Sani’s suspension by the state branch of the party.

Mr. Sani accused Mr. El-Rufai of ruling like “an emperor,” promising to “give him war or peace,” whichever he chooses.

Also in this edition of The Interview, former military governor of Kaduna State, Dangiwa Umar, a retired colonel, gave his first major interview in 23 years in which he laid in on Governor Adams Oshiomohle; and Peoples Democratic Party chieftains, Edwin Clark and Tony Anenih, calling them “traitors.”

Responding to a question on the fortunes of former President Goodluck Jonathan after he was defeated in March, Mr. Umar said, “I compare them (Oshiomohle and co) to insects that cling to flowers. They are attracted by the nectar rather than by the beauty of the flower.

“Governor Adams Oshiomohle, who generously praised Jonathan as a true democrat, suddenly turned into his most virulent critic.”

Mr. Umar revealed that during Mr. Jonathan’s testy days as acting President, he advised him to sack his service chiefs, but that the former president was too confused and agitated to act.

“He complained,” Mr. Umar said, “that the NSA had informed him that the service chiefs were disgruntled with the way the sick and bedridden Umaru Yar’Adua was being treated and that he, the acting President, was most disloyal.”

In the edition, which the Managing Director/ Editor-In-Chief of The Interview, Azu Ishiekwene, described as “deep and loaded,” Mr. Umar also revisited his role in the June 12 crisis, the agitation for Biafra and his relationship with Jonathan.