Senator Shehu Sani has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, for his long-overdue silence on the brewing Fulani herdsmen-farmer crisis in the southwest.
In a tweet on Wednesday, February 3, the former lawmaker said Tinubu’s continuous hush over the ethnic tension generated by the eviction notice issued to the herders in Oyo and Ondo states is because he does not want to “lose his cap.”
Fulani herders have been accused of complicity in the rise in crimes including kidnapping, maiming, killing of farmers and destruction of farms in the southwest.
Recall that a two-week quit notice was issued to the herders to leave the Ondo State forests by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who argued that the criminals among the herders are using the reserves as hideouts for various crimes.
Sani said Tinubu’s silence is a coward attempt by the Jagaban (Tinubu’s pseudonym) to save his “caps and shoes.”
“If the Jagaban opposes eviction, he will lose his shoes; If the Jagaban supports eviction, he will lose his cap. Just wear your thick mask and off your phone our leader.”
Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, has been rumoured to by eyeing 2023 presidency. Although no official confirmation from his camp, he has not done much to disregard the growing speculations.