North Tolerant of Bad Governance Because Buhari is From the Region – Sani


The Senator that represented Kaduna Central District in the 8th Senate, Comrade Shehu Sani has decried the failure of the north to hold President Muhammadu Buhari to account because he is from the region. 
Sani who spoke in Kaduna on Monday at a conference organized to prepare emerging leaders where he was the guest speaker, said Northern leaders believe that Buhari is infallible and also do not want to be seen as disloyal by questioning his administration.
He said, “The North is tolerant of bad government because Buhari is in government and he is from the North.
“Questioning President Buhari is more sympathetic when people are killed in the South West than in the North and this is because the(South) are holding him to account. Here in the North, you don’t because they are shy. They believe he is infallible and that he cannot be called to question.
“If 50 people were killed in Katsina and representative of the state is not ready to stand up in the Senate to talk about his people being killed, then it will go on and nobody will know. But if Fasoranti’s daughter is killed and a representative from Fasoranti stands up and says I senator blaa… blaa… stand up to outrightly condemn the murder, the nations, and the world will know.
“But if your people are dying here and the people you elected are afraid of being embarrassed and they don’t want to be categorised as being disloyal and be seen in the bad book, they will kill as many as possible and the perception of people outside is that all is well. So, the North must not be docile because one of their own is in office.” 
He blamed the north for failing to use political power to develop the north and address poverty that have ravaged the region.
“Northern leaders have failed to use the opportunity of office to upgrade the North and the country, to industrialise the region and to build a foundation for the generation of people like you. How do you solve the problem of poverty when the three most industrialised state in the North, Kaduna, Plateau and Kano – 80 per cent of their industries are closed down?
“For this country to survive, President Buhari must listen to the voices of reason. You may not like the face of Wole Soyinka, Balarabe Musa, and Obasanjo but read through the content of what they have written and see where adjustment can be made.
“He (Buhari) must be interested in his legacy and he has only four years. In any government after two years there will be heat and once the heat starts , you will not be able to concentrate and do your work” he said.

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