Senator Shehu Sani has said the leaked memo of Kaduna state's governor to President Buhari is a cunning way for the governor to present himself as a competent alternative in 2019 election.
Senator Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna state senatorial district has accused the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai of trying to gather sympathy for himself as a'competent alternative' to President Buhari in 2019.
The senator wrote: "The governor is entitled to his own opinion and perception but the contradiction and irony of it are basically two: first is that he accused me of being disloyal and disrespectful to the president and the party for speaking out my mind, and now he has done his own cunningly by criticising the president and the party, disguised it as a memo and leaked it out to the press; that also qualified him as "disloyal and disrespectful" the difference is that mine is blunt while his own is dubious.
"Secondly, for all the issues he raised against the president, his own is worst in his space of governance, whether it's the existence of cabal or politics of exclusion or incompetence or public perception.
"The difference is that the president is tolerant to criticism and alternative views. The governor recently said I'm in the habit of criticizing him because I want to be governor of Kaduna state, that means logically he is now leaking memo to dust popular sympathy and cave an image of 'a competent alternative' to Baba.
"Those who cared to know about my little history know that I don't call a spade a pestle or a spoon.
"The governor always recommends that our party should punish me for criticising him; now that he has fired a cruise missile to the president through a deliberately leaked memo, he should also be treated same. If our able party chair will give me 5 strokes of cane for speaking out, the governor should be given thrice that for "leaking out".
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"It's often said that look at the message and not the messenger, but there are times that you can only decipher the message by looking at the messenger. I will leave these personal proverbs for our great president to keep in mind
1. He who keeps a scorpion in his pocket must always watch his groin.
2. He who inherit a cobra should know that it's not a pet Senator Shehu sani Kaduna central."
Meanwhile, Shehu Sani has blamed the presidency for the rejection of Ibrahim Magu's nomination by the Senate.
The senator made his stance known on popular AIT breakfast show - Kaakaki on Thursday, March 16.
The senator stated that a nominee that comes from the president should enjoy a good report by agencies under the presidency and not otherwise as in the case of Magu.