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‘It’s Like Trekking In The Sahara’ – Shehu Sani Reacts To Atiku’s Visit To Buhari



‘It’s Like Trekking In The Sahara’ – Shehu Sani Reacts To Atiku's Visit To Buhari

Senator Shehu Sani, who represented the Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, says Atiku Abubakar’s visit to former President Muhammadu Buhari is like ‘trekking in the Sahara’.

News About Nigeria reports that Atiku Abubakar, the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, visited former President Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown, Daura, in Katsina State, on Saturday.

Sani said that Atiku, a former Vice President, visiting Daura, Katsina State, was okay if it was for Sallah’s homage.

He, however, said it’s like trekking in the Sahara, if it were a political mission.

In a post on his X handle on Sunday, Sani wrote: “If the Daura visit is a sallah homage, that’s okay. If it’s a political mission, it’s like trekking in the Sahara.”

Atiku, who was fielding questions from journalists on Saturday, said that he was in the state to condole with the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir-Usman, over the death of his son, Abdullah Abdulmumini.

“I also condoled with the family of the former Governor of the defunct Kaduna State, the late Alhaji Lawal Kaita, over the death of his widow, Hajiya Yelwa Lawal-Kaita,” he said.

Atiku also added that former President Muhammadu Buhari was in his Daura country home, after which he condoled with the family of the late Alhaji Sade, father of the Managing Director of NNPC Trading Limited, Lawal Dade.

The former Vice President also said the forthcoming party congresses will resolve the lingering internal crises in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State.

On the internal crises that had divided the party into two factions, Atiku said: “There will soon be congresses, so, people will elect whom they want to be their party leaders.”

It would be recalled that a group called ‘PDP major stakeholders’ and the state caretaker committee were at loggerheads over the sales of congress forms.

While the group claimed that they were denied the purchase of the forms, the state caretaker committee remained silent on the issue despite several efforts to hear from them on the allegation.