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Ex-Nigerian senator lambasts northern elders for silence during Buhari’s woeful tenure



In a recent social media post on his X account, former federal lawmaker Shehu Sani criticized the Katsina Elders for their activism against the relocation of federal establishments, raising questions about the moral stance of their actions.

Recall that Diaspora Digital Media reported that the elders, in a press conference on January 25, expressed their concerns about the proposed relocation of certain government offices.

Sani acknowledged the elders’ right to voice their opinions and challenge perceived unconstitutionality.

However, he pointedly drew attention to the moral dimension of their activism.

He questioned why these elders remained silent during the eight-year tenure when their son, Muhammadu Buhari, held the presidency.

During this period, a significant portion of their state, Katsina, faced security challenges with terrorist activities.

The social media post questioned the elders’ whereabouts during critical times when their communities suffered from terrorism – women were raped, children were kidnapped, and villages were set ablaze.

Sani highlighted the apparent contradiction, asking whether speaking truth to power should only happen when their kinsmen are not in positions of authority.

The former federal lawmaker’s remarks resonate with the historical context of the elders’ silence during Buhari’s presidency, raising concerns about the consistency and motivation behind their recent activism.

Meanwhile, the Presidency has refuted claims about plans to relocate the Federal Capital Territory from Abuja to Lagos.

Dismissing the rumors as the work of disgruntled elements engaging in dirty politics, the statement urged citizens to disregard such speculations.

As the debate surrounding the proposed relocation intensifies, the public is left to ponder the complexities of the situation and consider the role of influential figures, like the Katsina Elders, in shaping the narrative around governmental decisions.

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What are your thoughts on the Katsina Elders Forum’s caution against relocating certain government offices to Lagos?

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