Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has “attacked” Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, over comment against plans by Ondo state to cultivate cannabis for medical use.
Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, had described Ondo as a “hotbed of cannabis cultivation”, while he called on the federal government to plans to cultivate support medicinal cannabis in the state.
However, Shehu Sani in his reaction urged Akeredolu to leave the “Indian Hemp” matter and focus cultivating ginger, beans and yam — By partnering with states like Niger and Kaduna like Lagos state did in terms of rice.
My Brother Akeredolu, Lagos Partnered with Kebbi for Rice, please partner with Niger for Beans, Kaduna for Ginger or partner with Benue for Yam; Please leave this Indian Hemp matter, for now, Abeg,” Shehu tweeted.
However replying Shehu’s tweet, Sowore, who is one of the foremost of cultivating cannabis in Nigeria, asked the senator if he is had no idea that his(Sani) Afro hair could benefit from a locally produced line of cannabis hair products.
“I hate to stand between two Nigerian politicians engaging asinine argument but I am disappointed in you for this tweet. Have you ever thought of it that when this idea finally gains legal ground your Afro hair could benefit from a locally produced line of cannabis hair products?” Sowore wrote.
It will be recalled that Sowore before the 2019 presidential election had proposed that the country will export marijuana if he gets elected — This according to him is because many people have been making billions from the plant, unlike Nigeria.