Don’t Use Super Eagles AFCON Successes For Political Propganda – Sen. Sani Tells Buhari

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By Amaechi Agbo

Former member of the 8th National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani has challenged the presidency to stop using the successes of the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt for ‘political propaganda’, can report.

Senator Sani who represented Kadunna Central District at the Senate, challenged President Buhari and his handlers to stop arrogating to themselves the achievements recorded so far by the team in Egypt as they had never done so when the team was losing.

“Don’t use Super Eagles successes for Political propaganda or count their victories as part of ‘the political achievement’; their defeats in the past has never been accepted as part of ‘failure of Government’. We should simply appreciate & celebrate them for flying despite all odds,” he said on his Twitter account.

Senator Sani’s ‘caution’ came after the presidency through the SA to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina sent a congratulatory message to the Super Eagles after they overcame South Africa 2-1 to reach the last four of the tournament.

“With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles.

The President urges the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.

He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represent the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.

President Buhari assures the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory is sweet and what they have achieved so far is pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination,” the message read.

The Super Eagles will face Algeria in the semi-final of the 2019 AFCON on Sunday by 8pm Nigeria time.

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