Shehu Sani: Meet The Nigerian Senator, Who Declared His Wives, Children As Part Of Assets

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Sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s subsequent declaration of his assets – even publicly- and renewed commitment to transparency, Senator Shehu Sani has also declared his assets.

Shehu Sani

However, Sani, who is the only politician to publicly declare his assets after President Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, shocked everyone when he included his two wives and children as part of his properties (assets).

According to The Punch publication, Sani declared his wives (and children) as part of his assets.

Here is an excerpt of the publication below:

Sani is obviously surfing on Buhari’s wave of “change” and he stated as much with self-awarded righteousness. Sani said, “A clean broom is needed to clean a dirty space. I chose to publicly declare and be pelted than to walk with the stain of suspicion and mistrust splashed on all public office holders by a generation of curious citizenry.” Those words seem to me like those of a man who has been in opposition long enough to know the rules of the game: preempt your critics by telling them their scorn is your cross to bear.

Sani also puts his values on the pedestal: his unabashed declaration of his polygamy is a subliminal appeal to the African values he wants us to know he embodies. In these times when “modernities” are making a fuss about what can enter the marriage institution, nothing announces your Africanness louder than a parade of your wives. As Sani decorates himself with these politico-cultural garlands, he should note he owes us a few more things.

Nigerians have taken to Social media to describe the feat as a slap on womanhood, while others see it as reducing the asset declaration to mockery.

What are your opinions?



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