El-Rufai Wants Tinubu’s Downfall—Shehu Sani

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By Dipo Olowookere

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Mr Shehu Sani, has described Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, as someone who does not like National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu, but pretends to.

Mr Sani was reacting to comments made by the Governor belittling contributions of the former Lagos State Governor and the Southwest to the victory of the ruling party in the 2015 polls, where the party ousted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The lawmaker, in a statement made available to the Nation, advised Mr El-Rufai to “publicly apologise to Tinubu and the Southwest for degrading their contribution to the liberation of Nigeria.”

He said, “To insult a man publicly and apologise to him privately is eat your cake and have it. Those heavily drinking from the liquor of power should know that they will later or lately have to drive back home.”

Mr Sani, representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, described President Muhammadu Buhari as the “heart of APC (while) Asiwaju is the lungs.”

He pointed out that “Tinubu’s contribution to the success of the party is unequal,” adding that “We must accept the stalk truth that without Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the principled position of the south West, dislodging Goodluck Jonathan and the then ruling PDP could have still remained a pipe dream, a hollow hope or a political mirage.

“El-Rufai defecated on a broom that is supposed to clean the littered floor of the nation.”

“Tinubu honoured many official invitations to Kaduna, unknowingly; he was back-stabbed with an acidic memo. Tinubu has a history of being betrayed and has a history of overcoming betrayal.

“The future of the APC is with Buhari and the Southwest. Without Buhari and the Southwest, the change train will derail and end in smithereens like the fate of Yoguslavia or Soviet Union,” the vocal lawmaker said.

He warned President Buhari to be “watchful of those who prey behind him and pray before him. Tinubu is an indispensable major component of change. My knowledge of Tinubu dates back to the NADECO days when we were in the trenches during the struggle against military dictatorship.”

Mr Sani said it was unfortunate, perfidious and the height of ingratitude for Mr El-Rufai to smile with “Tinubu in broad daylight and stings him at night,” hug him “with a chest of hooks and shakes him with toxic palms.”

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