The Senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has in a post shared on his Facebook page this morning described the political elites pressurizing President Buhari to run for a second term as pressure cookers who see Buhari as a meal and mill.
Sani says the political elites see President Buhari as the lifebuoy for their political survival and relevance.
Senator Shehu Sani wrote:
“Whether Baba will seek reelection or not remains his individual decision to make.He is old enough and has been in politics and government longer than anyone in his party or cabinet as to know what to do and the right time to do it.
“He is the best person to judge and decide for himself what to do.The nation still needs his services but it’s still up to him to decide if he is willing and fit to provide more or not. The political elite in habit of applying pressure are pressure cookers and they see Baba as a meal and a mill.
“Baba is like a good driver who has driven for a long distance and so much cherished by his passengers, whether he is willing to cover more distance it is best decided by him. Every leader chooses his seat and space in the ship of his and his country’s history.
“The reasons the masses want Baba to continue is not The same as with the reason the elite want Baba to seek reelection.The former see him as a good force who should continue to lead them to the land of their dreams or the promised land; the later see him as the life buoy for their political survival and relevance.”
Meanwhile, the Nobel prize winner, Prof. Wole Soyinka has also frowned at the debates on the re-election of some politicians in the country, including the president.
Prof. Soyinka wondered why people are planning to fill political positions when the current administration had barely gone halfway.
He said: “Why are we talking about second term for heaven’s sake? I don’t understand this. I refuse to be part of that discussion. I absolutely refuse to
be part of the discussion.”
When asked if he would endorse Mr. Buhari for a second tenure, the laureate said:
“Take simple security, for instance, the average citizen feels less secure now than he did a few years ago; that is evident. When people talk about state police, there are reasons for it. When they talk about bringing policing right down to the community level, they know what they are talking
about. This is also part and parcel of reconstruction or reconfiguration.
“The economy, there is a big question about it right now. Fortunately, everybody admits that we went through a very bad patch. Right now, it is a
question of have we come out of it or not or there is no question at all.
“The past few years have been years of real internal economic disaster for the average citizen,’’ he added.