The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has claimed that some Northerners are bent on causing conflict between the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sani said the Northerners were trying to cause disaffection through the constant attack on the Acting President.
He noted that the attack on Osinbajo can create room for a North-South crisis.
Some politicians from the North at the weekend accused the acting president of nepotism in appointments.
Speaking in Kano, on Sunday, Sani said Northern politicians “who have suddenly derived the pleasure in attacking the acting president are hell bent on creating religious and ethnic disaffection among Nigerians.
‘’The actions and utterances of these northerners are designed to ignite disturbances and conflict between Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari.
‘’The acting President has proved to be a consistent and absolute loyalist of President Muhammadu Buhari. It is unfair for anyone to accuse him of ethnic or religious bias or tribalism. Osinbajo has kept the flame of progress alight since the absence of the President. Those attacking Osinbajo are reactionary conservative elements.
‘’I believe that they have the fundamental right to express their opinion and make public their own perception but we must be very careful not to instigate crisis and conflict between the North and the Southern part of Nigeria.
‘’I think we should appreciate the contributions of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Osinbajo and others, who worked tirelessly and invested so much to see that we have fundamental changes.
‘’Acting President Osinbajo has proven to be a capable, able and a determined leader, who has remained consistent on the side of his principal. I think he should be appreciated rather than being condemned.”
The lawmaker urged Osinbajo to be very watchful and very careful not to make a mistake so as not to give room for “ethnic and religious forces to capitalise and create crisis and conflict within the administration”.