By Danjuma Aliyu
A senator representing Kaduna Central has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for being insensitive to Nigerians.
Shehu Sani, a leading activist, who headed a committee which revealed the corruption perpetuated by a former Secretary to the Government of Federation, SGF disagreed with the President who said Nigerians are impatient in his new year address.
Instead, the 50-year-old lawmaker stated that the people stood with the President when he was away and have “demonstrated an unprecedented level of patience with this administration.”
Senator Sani a member of President Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress, argued that while the President still had a cult followership, his popularity was dwindling due to pain and hardship that the people are facing.
“The love of the masses for the President is beyond the usual and even stretched to hypnosis,” Senator Sani posted on Facebook.
“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. We 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.”