HATE SPEECH? Shehu Sani calls el-Rufai ‘bottled fart, toxic waste, poisonous viper’


Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, had very choice words to describe Nasir el-rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, who was endorsed for a second term in office by the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.

Reacting to the endorsement, Sani said it was an exercise in futility as el-Rufai merely gathered his aides, employees and hangers-on to endorse him.

“The so-called endorsement of Governor el-Rufai by the Kaduna APC amounts to endorsement of toxic waste,” Shehu said.

“El-Rufai simply gathered his employees, aides and hangers-on to endorse him. He is a poisonous viper corrosive to the integrity and moral standing of the party in the state and the nation.

“Those who endorsed el-Rufai are marketing a bottled fart.”

Sani said President Muhammadu Buhari should be wary of el-Rufai whof had referred to himself in an authorised biography as “the accidental public servant”.

“A man who boasts of sending (the late former President Umaru) Yar’Adua to his grave should not be trusted by Buhari,” he said.

“El-Rufai’s namedropping and mobilisation for Buhari 2019 is self-serving. His loyalty to Buhari is for political relevance and his allegiance to Buhari is for self-protection and preservation.

“Now that President Buhari is back from medical vacation and the chances of becoming a Vice-President is zero, el-Rufai has taken up a new project for Buhari 2019.

“El-Rufai’s obsession with Buhari is not about Buhari but about himself. Buhari should protect his testicles from a man who always bends close to his knees. The snake that killed the hunter can kill the charmer.”

El-Rufai and Sani have always been at daggers-drawn even though they are supposed to be leaders of the APC in Kaduna State. There will be questions on whether the comments of the former can be categorised as hate speech, which President Muhammadu Buhari recently said the country would not tolerate.



    In November 2015, the executives of the APC in Tudun Wada ward, where Sani hails from, slammed an 11-month suspension on him, even though some people who purportedly signed the suspension letter later claimed their signatures were forged.

    The suspension was later renewed in 2016 by the state executive of the APC, and upgraded to an indefinite one.

    However, Sani insists that he remains an APC senator and that the so-called suspension was the handiwork of “desperadoes”.

    He further noted that there was still room for reconciliation, warning that “if things are not done properly, the turn out will be different in 2019”.

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