By Andrew Ajijah:
A former Chairman of the Senate Committee Chairman on Local & Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani has declared that the current political office holders in Nigeria are promoting religious bigotry and killing innocent Nigerians.
Senator Sani also accused political leaders of promoting injustice, anarchy in the country.
Senator Sani who represented Kaduna Central at the 8th Senate the fine imposed on hate speech by the President Muhammadu Buhari, led administration is an attempt to trample upon the rule of law and a threat to equity and justice.
Senator Sani added that the hate speech law is a plan toward returning Nigerian governance to dictatorship.
“The right to expression should not be trample upon. The respect for the rule of law in been tempered with by our political elites, we must all rise against the ugly trend,” he said.
Sani, who spoke to Journalists in Jos, condemned insecurity, injustice been mated on the poor masses and other challenges facing Nigerians.
“The recent killings in southern Kaduna is terrorism against our people,” he said.
According to the former lawmaker, Nigerian leaders are unwilling to address the killings in Nigeria, particularly at the northern Nigeria.
“Our political leaders are the cause of the endless killings in North Nigerian. Religious leaders need to wake up to their core responsibility of protecting lives and property. There is need we all revoke against disunity been caused by our political leaders.”
He expressed worries that the unrest have has lasted too long.
“Northern Nigeria have become a theater of war, where innocent poor Nigerians have become prey to Boko Haram; the same people who are killing people in the North West Nigeria are the same people killing people in Southern Kaduna and most states in north central. North West have been suffering from bandits,” he added.
Sani, a human right activist gave reason for the continued killings in southern Kaduna saying “why the killings in southern Kaduna is not ending, because the President is only listening to the governor, and the people of Kaduna are at part with the governor.”
He accused religious leaders of fueling killings in most part of Nigeria “religious leaders have become agents of destruction, and that dangerous.”
He said those in political power are not willing to be told that bitter truth about the suffering of the Nigeria masses.
“We can not end the current violence in Nigeria without telling ourselves the truth.”
Senator Shehu Sani who called for the unity of Nigerians, particularly among northern northern Nigerians, said current political leaders are not abiding by the founding fathers of northern Nigeria.