Shehu Sani Blasts El-Rufai For Saying Tinubu's Contribution To Buhari's Election Is Over Exaggerated

Shehu Sani Blasts El-Rufai For Saying Tinubu's Contribution To Buhari's Election Is Over Exaggerated

Senator Shehu Sani has lashed out at Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state for questioning the contributions of Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos state to the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

El-Rufai had in a memo to Buhari written, “the Lagos group more or less led by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the most organised and proactive. This group made a key contribution in our electoral success, but like all groupings it naturally exaggerates its role in order to increase its influence in the coming administration.

“GMB Boys” or suggest “Northerners” of their choice that they think would do their bidding. Some already are boasting that they will choose the next petroleum minister and the executive leadership of the NNPC. ''

"They will seek direct control or great influence over key economic portfolios, including agencies involved in revenue generation (NNPC, FIRS, Customs, etc.) law enforcement (Attorney General, EFCC, etc.) and financial services regulation (CBN, SEC, PenCom, etc.).

"This group will seek an alliance with some GMB family members to help strengthen their pre-eminent position in these areas.”

In a statement released on Wednesday, Senator Sani said it was unfortunate that “el-Rufai, who smiles with Tinubu during the daylight, stings him at night”; Guardian Reports.

Part of the statement read, “The memo written by Kaduna Governor which tends to belittle the contribution of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the South-West is sad and unfortunate. It is perfidious and the height of ingratitude.

“We must accept the stark truth that without Bola Tinubu and the principled position of the South-West, dislodging Goodluck Jonathan and the then ruling PDP could have still remain a pipe dream, a hollow hope or a political mirage. El-Rufai defecates on a broom that is supposed to clean the littered floor of the nation.

“President Buhari is the heart of APC and Asiwaju is the lungs. Tinubu’s contribution to the success of the party is unequalled. El-Rufai smiles with Tinubu on broad daylight and stings him at night. He hugs Tinubu with a chest of hooks and shakes him with toxic palms.

“El-Rufai should publicly apologise to Tinubu and the South-West .To insult a man publicly and apologise to him privately is to 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.”

Nigerian Bulletin