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Shehu Sani’s suspension stirs fresh crisis in Kaduna APC

By Saxone Akahine, Northern Bureau   |   01 December 2016   |   3:50 am
Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

The ratification of the 11-month suspension slammed on the member representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has brewed a fresh round of crisis within the ruling party.

Consequently, the lawmaker has accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai of allegedly masterminding the exercise.

His Tudun Wada ward on Monday suspended the Deputy Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and Chairman, Domestic and foreign Debt Committee as well as its Ad hoc Committee Chairman on Humanitarian Crisis in the North East, citing “anti-party behaviour and conduct.”


In ratifying the suspension of the embattled federal legislator, the state executive committee of the party stressed the need to restore sanity within its fold.

But Sani, who is also a human rights activist, described the exercise as ‘worthless’ and ‘useless.’

He continued: “My indefinite suspension by Governor Nasir El Rufai-controlled, induced and misinformed self-acclaimed APC Exco and the paper it was written upon are as worthless and useless as used sanitary pads.

“I wish to fully assure them that the new suspension will not give them the public support they could not gather with the first one.”

Though some executive members of the ward feigned knowledge of the suspension, the state’s Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mallam Salisu Tanko Wusono, in a statement on Tuesday night, however, said the party was left with no other option than to uphold the decision in order to sanitise the system.

He stated: “Following the rules and procedure laid down by the constitution, we shall uphold our commitments and defend the constitution of the APC at all times. In this quest, having exhausted all avenues available to us in the party, we are left with no option than to uphold the suspension of Comrade Shehu Sani as a member of the party for a period of 11 months.




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