It is unfortunate to endorse Buhari at this time - Shehu Sani

It is unfortunate to endorse Buhari at this time - Shehu Sani

- Shehu Sani faults timing of Buhari's endorsement

- Governor Nasir El-Rufai says northern governors are committed to President Buhari's reelection bid

- Some political analysts urge elected persons not to lose focus on governance as INEC releases timetable for 2019 general elections

Senator Shehu Sani has faulted seven northern governors for endorsing the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari amid the reported carnage in the country.

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The governors who were at the meeting include those of Kaduna, Yobe, Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Adamawa and Kano states.

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Addressing State House reporters later, Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-rufai, said they had no apology meeting the president over the 2019 presidential election.

But reacting to the visit, Shehu Sani in a tweet on Saturday, January 13, faulted the governors for endorsing Buhari at a time when they were suppose to proffer solutions on how to stop the mindless killings in the country.

See the senator's tweet below:

Meanwhile, some political analysts have urged elected persons not to lose focus on governance as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released timetable for 2019 general elections. gathered that some of the analysts told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Abuja, on Friday, January 11, that it was wrong for politicians to pay less attention to governance whenever timetables for elections in the country were released.

An analyst, Malam Nasir Karu, said that though it would afford political parties enough time to prepare, “there could be negative implications’’.

According to him, politicians pay less attention to governance and focus more to schedule of activities for the elections whenever timetables are out.

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