‘Northern politicians’ visits to Buhari signal plot to remove Tinubu in 2027′

A former lawmaker for Kaduna Central at the Senate, Senator Shehu Sani has said the recent trips to Daura by a number of well-known Northern politicians is a covert attempt to forge a powerful northern alliance that will use the former president Muhammadu Buhari as a focal point to oppose and remove President Bola Tinubu’s administration in 2027.

Senator Sani stated this in a post on his Facebook page on Monday.

Recall that former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar visited ex-president Buhari in Daura on Saturday.

Barely 24 hours after Atiku’s visit, embattled ex-governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai also visited the former president.

Alhaji Atiku had earlier visited former heads of states, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalami Abubakar in Minna in what appears to be the usual Sallah homage.

Reacting to the development, Senator Sani said the visits go beyond Sallah homage but an indication that political forces in the North are reorganising in preparation for the upcoming general election.

He however, argued that it is too early for those he described as desperate and power-hungry northern elite to begin scheming, one year into the administration of a Southern president, adding that the South did not plot to remove the Buhari administration throughout it’s eight years.

Shehu Sani warned against the planned action, saying it has the potential to derail the democratic process and the country’s unity.

Read Shehu Sani’s full post:

“The recent visits by some prominent Northern politicians to Daura appears to be the Usual Eid homage, but looking deeper and beyond the facade, it’s surreptitiously a new attempt to build a strong northern alliance using ex President Buhari as a rallying point to challenge and evict President Tinubu’s Government in 2027. It’s a regrouping of Northern political forces for the next general election.A project that will eventually kiss the dust.

“They want to resurrect Buhari’s political charm,fanaticism and mobilise the gullible to another hollow and bewildering end.They want to stock up and light up the Arewa sentiment without considering the inferno it would eventually generate.The same Buhari that led Nigeria for eight years and left the North Worst than he met it. Its too early to forget. By the time he left power, poverty and insecurity was at its peak than at anytime in Nigeria’s history.They had power and wasted it; what do they want to do with it again?.

“A Southerner is in power just for one year. Its too early for the desperate and power hungry northern elite to start plotting.The south never did that to Buhari.Their intended action has the capacity of ruining the democratic process and wrecking the fragile unity of the country when the south is awakened to this reality.

“Their obsession with power is condemnable. Opposition to Tinubu from the point of policies, promises and programs of his administration is a democratic right of any Nigerian. People have the right to speak and criticize the Government. But attempts to whip up Northern sentiments to achieve their political ends is a dangerous political experiment and expedition at this material time. No serious southerner challenged Buhari for eight years; these power drunk Northern politicians are dragging the region to a new political journey through a land mine.

“Buhari’s reign ensured nepotistical placement, installation and dominance of Northerners at strategic position of authority and power for eight years. Results had shown that they only enriched themselves, pillaged the economy of the country and pauperised our country.

“The Daura homage of the disgruntled and the obsessed will fail. Our people in the North should reject this faces and their plots.They have nothing to offer. From the abandoned Baro Port, Ajaokuta, Lake Chad basin refiling and Mambilla hydro power, they failed.They came to power when the North was in the hands of terrorists and left it in the joint hands of terrorists and Bandits.The Northern Talakawa should reject their antics.”

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