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Buhari no longer popular, The poor still see him as their messiah – Senator Shehu Sani


Senator Shehu Sani on Tuesday came hard on President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the President no longer has the goodwill he enjoyed prior to the 2015 general election.

Sani, in a post on Facebook, also criticised the statement by Buhari that ​​ Nigerians were impatient.

The lawmaker wrote: ​”I disagree with this submission. ​ ​ Nigerians, ​ ​ especially the masses have demonstrated an unprecedented level of patience with this administration.

​”​ The love of the masses for the President is beyond the usual and even stretched to hypnosis. ​ ​ The President is not as popular as he used to be but still command an appreciable cult follower-ship among the poor.

​”​ The poor still see him as their messiah. ​ ​ They endure all pains and hardships and see it as sacrifice.They denounce his critics even when they are right,they applaud the President even when he’s wrong.


​”​ In the heart of many of his followers,he’s raised to a saintly,angelic and infallible mortal. ​ ​ Until recently, ​ ​ the fanaticism of the President supporters in some parts of the country has created a tyrannical atmosphere of fear and of silence ​.W e have an institutionalize intolerance to contrary opinions and to be safe is to kow tow.

​”​ When the President went on long health vacation, ​ ​ they prayed and never protested, ​ ​ they even CHASED CHARLEY and could have CHOCKED him if he stayed. ​

“​ PMB is the only President in history that can whip people with koboko and they will smile and thank him for the lashes.The masses are ​p​ atient. ​ ​ And love for the President is the power of their patience. ​”​