Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has said he supports National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), that there will be no automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
- Tinubu had said every Presidential aspirant in the party will be given a chance at the ticket in 2019.
- He had condemned the endorsement of Buhari as the sole candidate of the party by some governors.
What Sani said:
While delivering a lecture in Osogbo, Osun state capital on Friday, Sani said those who endorsed Buhari for a second tenure are only after their selfish interests.
“Those endorsing the president for second term are doing it for selfish gain,” he said.
“Some of the governors that endorsed him for the second term are doing it to get a second term and those of them already on second term are doing it to evade probe when they leave office.
“That’s why I stand with Senator Bola Tinubu on his position that there would be no automatic ticket for President Buhari. Interested aspirants should be allowed to show interest and there should be level playing field for all of them to compete for the ticket of the party.”
He added that some of those around Buhari were pretending and were plotting to become Vice President while he was sick.
He added, “When the president was on health vacation, the mosque in the villa was left for the ‘maigaurds’ and other staff of the villa but when Buhari came back, the mosque became a regular Friday show center.
“When Buhari was on heath vacation, some people were scheming to become the Vice President because they thought it would be like the case of late President Umaru Yar’Adua but when the President returned alive, they started declaring endorsement for him to serve a second term.”