Senator Shehu Sani

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani has defended Senator Bukkar Abba Ibrahim (APC-Yobe Central) for saying the northeast will vote against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ibrahim, a three-time governor of Yobe state, was quoted to have said that even massive rigging may not save Buhari from the imminent defeat.

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Ibrahim has, however, denied that he made the statement, adding that he was quoted out of contest.

Reacting in a post on Twitter, Sani who recently dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, said Nigerians should “stop heckling or throwing stones on Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim.”

Sani said: “He [Ibrahim] is just a meteorologist.

“All you need to do is to mind the weather and appreciate his forecast.”