A former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has warned the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to completely trust northern politicians ahead of his 2023 presidential ambition.
The human right activist gave the warning in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Sani warned that Northern politicians may sabotage Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition as they did to Late MKO Abiola in 1993.
The 53-year-old urged Tinubu to make sure he knows the actual feeling in the north in order to avoid what MKO Abiola went through in his quest to become Nigeria in 1993.
He said: “Well, the person of Asiwaju is the one I know in the field of struggle. We worked together for MKO’s project and for the resistance against the annulment.
“I know him personally. But what I tweeted is more of a Biblical/Shakespearian allegory or whatever one can use in sending a message to someone and what I am trying to say is that as he is allegedly moving towards contesting for the presidency, he should try to know the actual feeling on the ground as far as the North is concerned because I know what Abiola went through.
“Abiola served the North more than any other businessman from the western part of Nigeria. He printed the Quran and shared it with many Muslims. But how did he end up? They (northerners) conspired against him and sabotaged him and at the end of the day, he was gone,” Sani said.