Why Political Elite Want Buhari To Contest In 2019 – Senator Shehu Sani

Though it has yet to be confirmed whether President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term, yet it’s looking like the incumbent president might just have no rival for the presidential seat come 2019, APC are solidly behind him giving him so much support while some other sectors might also sign to him do a rerun.

In a social media post on Tuesday, a Senator from Kaduna central, Shehu Sani has claimed that Nigeria’s political elite see President Muhammadu Buhari as a “meal”, which is why they want him to seek re-election in 2019.

Sani said while the citizens genuinely want the president to seek re-election, the political elite is putting pressure on him to run for office a second time because they consider him as a “meal and mill”.

He wrote: “Whether Baba will seek re-election 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.

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“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’s best decided by him. Every leader chooses his seat and space in the ship of his and his country’s history.

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“The reasons the masses want Baba to continue is not the same as with the reason the elite want Baba to seek re-election.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 latter see him as the life buoy for their political survival and relevance.”