2027: You’ll be voted out with Tinubu – Lukman criticizes Uba Sani for probing El-Rufai

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Former North West National Vice President of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has slammed Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani, saying his days in office will soon be numbered as he would be ousted along with President Bola Tinubu. in 2027.

Lukman blamed Governor Sani for waging a war against his predecessor, Nasir El-Rufai, adding that he was waging a proxy war for the presidency.

He warned the governor that the campaign to defeat the APC and President Tinubu has just begun and will take root in Kaduna State.

In a letter titled “Policy and Governance Issues in Kaduna: The Truth”, dated June 13, 2024 and copied to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Ramalan Yero, Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Mal. Bachelor of Laws, Hon. Garba Datti, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Alh. Yusuf Mairago, Alh. Lawal Samaila Yakawad, Alh. Bashir Abubakar Alhaji and Mal. Mohammed Sani Dattijo, Lukman, said Governor Uba Sani was setting a precedent that would eventually harm him.

He said; “Honestly, I’m worried about you. You are setting a precedent that will hurt you. All I can say is be careful. Maximum, in the next 7 years you will be out. You must admit that without Mallam, it would have been almost impossible for you to get to where you are today.

”’The privilege of being Governor has an expiration date. In your case, if you’re lucky, another seven years. But the way things are developing, I think the default expiration date for his term is another three years. Both you and President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu have sent worrying signals that you are anything but democrats.

“Unfortunately, both President Asiwaju Tinubu and you have distanced yourself and are behaving like autocrats and if left unchecked, whatever has been achieved under this democracy in the last 25 years will be destroyed. When he invited a few of us to a meeting about two months ago, he hoped he had created the identifier to help correct that. Unfortunately, he was reduced to a photo opportunity and the next thing I heard was that there were people among the group members who were threatened by the presence of some people and had exploited their closeness to you to demobilize the group.

“Consequently, from a situation in which the group had to meet again after two weeks, no meeting has been contemplated for more than months. This is consistent with APC tradition. APC is practically the only political party in the world that exists without holding meetings and the leaders are comfortable with that. This is certainly not the democracy we fight for. Although he claimed to be among those who fought for democracy, I am not sure from the way he is handling things that he can justify his contributions to the fight for democracy in Nigeria.

“Mallam Uba, like I said, I speak to you like an elder brother. The way I have been treated over the last year has pushed me to review whether I want to continue living with the frustration of watching our hard-earned work go down the drain. I lived my entire life campaigning for a better society. I am determined that our current reality does not project the type of society we want.

“Therefore, I have decided to return to the trenches and resume mobilization for change. Unless APC and you, our leaders, accept change and return to some level of sanity, this will require us to mobilize and remove you from power in 2027 at all levels.

“I wish I could do without you. But since politics is ultimately local, even if you agree to reforms but President Asiwaju Tinubu did not accept them, you will suffer collateral damage. Believe me, the campaign to defeat the APC and President Asiwaju Tinubu is just beginning and will take root in Kaduna State!