Osinbajo should be appreciated and not condemned — Senator Shehu Sani

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[Kano]— Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central at the level of the Nigerian Senate, has said that those condemning Acting President Yemi Osinbajo are yet to face the realities of the present day, as he said that rather then condemn, the Acting President deserves a high level of appreciation.

Sani made this known yesterday while speaking in Kano, during a condolence visit to the home of Mallam Aminu Kano, over over the death last month of Aishatu, the widow of the late Second Republic presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

The Senator expressed displeasure at the level of accusations raised by some Northerners against the Acting President, on the basis of ethnic or religious bias or tribalism, as he said such was wrong.

He said that Prof. Osinbajo has been able to keep the flag flying as he has ensured that Nigeria gets better in spite of the President’s leave and an act of accusation on the basis of ethnic or religious bias would only create room for North-South crisis.

According to him, “the actions and utterances of these northerners are designed to ignite disturbances and conflict between Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The acting President has proved to be a consistent and absolute loyalist of President Muhammadu Buhari. It is unfair for anyone to accuse him of ethnic or religious bias or tribalism. Osinbajo has kept the flame of progress alight since the absence of the President. Those attacking Osinbajo are reactionary conservative elements.

“I believe that they have the fundamental right to express their opinion and make public their own perception but we must be very careful not to instigate crisis and conflict between the North and the Southern part of Nigeria.

“I think we should appreciate the contributions of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Osinbajo and others, who worked tirelessly and invested so much to see that we have fundamental changes.

“Acting President Osinbajo has proven to be a capable, able and a determined leader, who has remained consistent on the side of his principal. I think he should be appreciated rather than being condemned,” he said.

However, Senator Shehu Sani cautioned the Federal Government against using military force to silence Biafran agitators. Rather than military approach, Sani urged the Federal Government to embrace  dialogue.

While extolling the virtues of Hajiya Aishatu, Sani said that Nigerians “will forever remember her as the woman behind the stitch of revolutionary politics”.

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