Senator Shehu Sani And His Metaphoric Animal Kingdom


Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central has in recent times been using metaphors to illustrate the power tussle within the Presidency.

Sani who has continued to portray Nigeria as an animal kingdom has again replied Mrs Aisha Buhari in a recent Facebook post on Wednesday, July 12, saying:

“The Anaconda and the Python once ruled the Forest; they ruled unjustly and brutally, The Cobras, the Vipers, the mambas, the Boars merged and promised to take the inhabitants of the forest out of the forest of thorns to the promised forest of roses; and they dethroned the Anaconda and the Python.

“Then the forest was stuck with the Losers talking at each other and the winners not talking to each other. The Winners must talk to each other before the losers stop talking at each other.”

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Earlier in the week, Senator Shehu Sani had lamented that prayers for the “Lion King” had waned due to his prolonged absence. The post reads:

“Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned; until he’s back then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple. Now the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispered (tones); still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not.

“Now the Lion King is asleep and no other dares to confirm if he will wake up or not. It’s the wish of the hyenas that the Lion King never wakes up or come back so that they can be kings. It’s the prayers of the weaker animals that the Lion King comes back to save the kingdom from the Hyenas, the wolves and other predators.”

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, who last year had alleged that a cabal in the presidency was influencing her husband, swiftly responded to the Senator’s post in a statement that raised eyebrows.

In a metaphoric tone, Aisha Buhari said that hyenas and jackals who are taking advantage of her husband’s illness would sooner than later be sent out of the kingdom. She wrote:

“God has answered the prayers of the weaker Animals. The hyenas and the jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom. We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals. Long live the weaker animals, long live Nigeria.”

Her response attracted hundreds of comments from her followers on Facebook, with most asking the First Lady if she now sees Nigerians as animals?

Some further alleged that the duo had joined Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in describing Nigeria as a zoo.

Ekiti State Govt

Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has threatened to release 11 pictures which he said would prove to Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health had deteriorated.

While addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, July 12, Fayose alleged that there was no iota of truth in Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s claim that the President was fast recuperating in London.

Insisting that the President should resign and attend to his failing health, the Governor said:

“If care is not taken, I will release pictures and this will create serious problems for the country. The offices of the governors and the president are that which requires work. If care is not taken, I will release about 11 pictures (on his health condition).”

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Fayose, however, stated that he was not praying for the President to die but challenged Osinbajo to show to Nigerians an audio or still pictures taken with the President in London when he met him on Tuesday night.

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