Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said that the reasons why the masses may want President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 election, and that of the political elite are quite different.
Shehu Sani said this in a post on Facebook, where he also said the elite look at Buhari as a “meal and mill” needed for their political survival.
“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,” he wrote.
“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.
“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.” Sani said.
Shehu Sani is an ardent believer in Buhari but has not failed to call the government out on issues especially when it concerns human rights.