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Democracy Day: Shehu Sani, Presidency Exchange Words Over MKO Abiola Stadium



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A former lawmaker, representing Kaduna Central in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Shehu Sani and the Presidency recently traded words on the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to rename the Abuja National Stadium as the MKO Abiola stadium.

Naija News recalls President Buhari while delivering his democracy day speech on Wednesday, renamed the Abuja stadium after the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election in Nigeria.

The President’s decision has continued to generate mixed reactions.

On his part, Sani while commending Buhari’s decision on one part, also said former President Olusegun Obasanjo should be appreciated for building the stadium.

He further tweeted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government should also complete its own project and not depend on the ones completed by others.

“It’s important to appreciate ex-President Obasanjo for constructing a stadium in Abuja befitting of being renamed to immortalize a democratic hero.

“I will also advise this administration to henceforth use its own completed project for ‘any more immortalization.”

In response, Special Assistant on Digital/New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi sarcastically replied the former lawmaker, saying President Buhari will rename the new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail Line after Sani.

“Don’t worry Sir, we will make sure the new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail Line is renamed ‘Shehu Sani Line’.

“In recognition of your illustrious and indefatigable contributions to Kaduna State during the 8th Senate,” Ogunlesi tweeted.

And to which Sani replied Ogunlesi; “It’s your home Mr. Tolu, you deserve it better for your social media contributions.”

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