Why senators are not courageous enough confront Buhari – Shehu Sani
The representative of Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, said his colleagues are afraid to speak the truth to President Muhammadu Buhari because they want to come back in 2019.
Sani, who said this while contributing to the report of the Senate ad-hoc Committee on the Review of the Current Security Infrastructures in Nigeria, slammed President Buhari for watching while things are no more working in the country.
He added Buhari should wake up from his slumber because people are being killed continually.
Sani said: “If you are faced with a crisis and you use ethnic or religious lenses to view it, you will see a religious, ethnic or sectional image.
“This is not the time for diplomacy and courtesy.
“This is the time to provide leadership for a nation that is in national emergency and national distress.
“Let the President wake up and protect the country.
“We are living in a country where there is complicit reward for violence.
“Things are not going right in this country.
“We are failing, people are dying in their thousands, kidnappings, violence.
“The President should rise up to the occasion.
“We are shifting blames trying to invade the truth.
“We cannot solve this problem.
“Nigerian political class and the political establishment are more interested in the 2019 general election than the life of our people.
“They are more interested in the Independent National Electoral Commission timetable.
“We cannot solve this problem if in every possible way, whatever happens, we assess, analyse it from our etnic-religious background.
“There must be a clear distinction between armed herdsmen who must be confronted frontally and Fulani cattle rearers.
“People have lost hope in the government.
“We are here trying to massage the ego.
“We don’t want to confront the Presidency and the President because people want to come back to the Ninth Senate.
“They don’t want to lose the ticket.”