Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, has observed a change in the behavior of Northern politicians, who he says have become nicer and more humble towards the people. He believes that this shift may be due to lessons learned from the presidential election held on February 25th.
Despite reports of widespread rigging and electoral fraud, the election saw a large turnout of Nigerian citizens, particularly the youth, indicating a willingness to participate in choosing their leaders.
Sani, who previously represented the Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly led by Bukola Saraki, suggested that the election results have humbled previously arrogant Northern politicians.
He tweeted, "Politicians are now acting in a more compassionate and humble manner, reaching out to those who have been displaced and traumatized by terrorism, providing them with food and making lofty promises. These are the same widows and orphans whom they have ignored for years. The voters hold the power to make or break political careers, if only they realize it."
Source: "Daily Post"
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