Why Kaduna APC launched attacks on Tinubu in Hausa

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Less than two months after the APC secured another term for President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, has begun to take barbs even from within Buhari’s innermost circle.

According Kaduna Central Sen. Shehu Sani, some individuals are being strategically sponsored to attack and malign Asiwaju on Hausa radio services in Kaduna and environs.

And these attacks, Sani noted in a tweet on Monday, couldn’t have been sponsored by the opposition because he knows those behind the campaign of calumny are not in the PDP, and they are known for doing dirty jobs.

There’s no bad blood between Tinubu and APC leader in Kaduna—Gov. Nasir el Rufai—that has spilled into the open yet.

But watchers of the 2023 politics believe Tinubu and el-Rufai are eyeing Buhari’s seat, and the battle might just have started.

Read also:Why Tinubu acts the way he does

Moreover, there is a pattern in the governor’s response to Tinubu’s position after Buhari wins a presidential election.

A confidential memo el-Rufai wrote to Buhari before the president chose his cabinet ministers in 2015 got leaked last year. The content revealed the governor telling Buhari Tinubu’s role in the 2015 victory was exaggerated, warning the president not to be swayed by that in heeding Tinubu’s influence on the cabinet selection.

In the tweet, Sani, a tireless critic of the governor, said, “Some war begins with a sniper.”