Senator Shehu Sani Chairman of Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts has accused Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, of ingratitude following the Governor’s comment that the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was a problem to the party.
The Senator, who represents Kaduna Central, said Tinubu’s contribution to winning the 2015 presidential election was too immense to wish away as El-Rufai had done.
In a statement, Wednesday, the Senator said the contribution of the former Lagos state Governor and the South West to the victory of the APC in the 2015 election was unparalleled, pointing out that without Tinubu, the victory over the PDP would have remained a mere dream.
Sani described Tinubu as the lungs of the APC while President Buhari is the heart, adding that it was unfortunate that while El-Rufai smiles with Tinubu during the daylight he stings him at night.
The statement reads: “The Memo written by Kaduna Governor which tends to belittle the contribution of Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the South West is sad and unfortunate. It is perfidious and the height of ingratitude.
“We must accept the stalk truth that without Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the principled position of the south West, dislodging Goodluck Jonathan and the then rulling PDP could have still remain a pipe dream, a hollow hope or a political mirage. Elrufai defecate on a broom that is supposed to clean the littered floor of the nation.
“President Buhari is the Heart of APC and Asiwaju is the lungs. Tinubu contribution to the success of the Party is unequal. Elrufai smiles with Tinubu on broad daylight and sting him at night.He hugs Tinubu with a chest of hooks and shakes him with toxic palms.
“Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu is a Man who built a castle for others to live and asked to appreciate the gift of a room in the boys’ quarters. Those who rubbished a hunter who borrowed them his arrow to disable an antelope, will someday come back for same arrow to disable a lion
“Tinubu honoured many official invitations to Kaduna unknowingly, he was backstabbed with an acidic memo. Tinubu has a history of been betrayed and has a history of overcoming betrayal.
“The future of the APC is with Buhari and the South West. Without Buhari and the South West, the change train will derail and end in smithereens like the fate of Yoguslavia or Soviet Union.
“President Buhari should be watchful of those who prey behind him and pray before him. Tinubu is an indispensable major component of change. My knowledge of Tinubu dates back to the NADECO days when we were in the trenches during the struggle against military dictatorship.
“El-Rufai should publicly apologise to Tinubu and the South West for degrading their contribution to the liberation of Nigeria. To insult a man publicly and apologise to him privately is eat your cake and have it. Those heavily drinking from the liquor of power should know that they will later or lately have to drive back home.”