2023: Shehu Sani warns Tinubu against northern conspiracy, reminds him of Abiola.


Following speculations that Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, will be running for the presidency in 2023, Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, has warned him against trusting northern politicians.

Sani warned that Northern politicians may sabotage Tinubu’s presidential ambition as they did to MKO Abiola.

The former lawmaker who spoke in Osogbo, Osun State capital, said Tinubu should learn from the story of Abiola, who the Northern elites conspired against.

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.”