Northern Politicians’ Visit To Buhari Aimed At Unseating Tinubu In 2027 – Shehu Sani

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has alleged that the recent visit by prominent Northern politicians to former President Muhammadu Buhari is an attempt to undermine President Bola Tinubu’s chances in the 2027 elections.

According to Plateau News, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, visited former President Buhari in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, on Saturday.

It was reported that the two leaders held a closed-door meeting accompanied by several associates, including the immediate past governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, now a senator representing Sokoto South. Additionally, former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, also visited ex-President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.

Responding to these visits, Shehu Sani described them as efforts to regroup Northern political forces in anticipation of the next general election, predicting that such attempts would ultimately fail.

Sani criticized the strategy of reviving Buhari’s political influence and mobilizing support, warning against exploiting Arewa sentiment, which could lead to further chaos.

On his verified Facebook page, Sani noted that Buhari, who led Nigeria for eight years, left the North in a worse state than he found it, and it is too soon for people to forget this reality.

He wrote, “The recent visits by some prominent Northern politicians to Daura appear 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 mobilize 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.

 “By the time he left power, poverty and insecurity were at their peak more than at any time in Nigeria’s history.

“They had power and wasted it; what do they want to do with it again?

Sani emphasized that a Southerner has been in power for just one year, and it is too early for Northern elites to start plotting.

He noted that the South did not undertake such actions against Buhari during his tenure. Sani warned that these efforts could destabilize Nigeria’s fragile unity and damage the democratic process.

He condemned the Northern politicians’ obsession with power, stating that opposition to Tinubu’s policies and administration is a democratic right, but inciting Northern sentiments for political gain is a perilous venture.

A Southerner has been in power for just one year. It’s 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 to ruin the democratic process and wreck 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 into a new political journey through a landmine.

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

“The Daura homage of the disgruntled and the obsessed will fail. Our people in the North should reject these faces and their plots.

“They have nothing to offer. From the abandoned Baro Port, Ajaokuta, Lake Chad Basin refilling, and Mambilla hydropower, 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,” he said.