The Kaduna APC has rejected the direction of the party’s National Working Committee to call off the suspension of Sen. Shehu Sani. The Kaduna APC released a statement after the National Secretariat of the ruling party confirmed that Shehu Sani, the Senator representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District was a legitimate member and leader of the APC.
In the statement, the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the Kaduna APC; Mr. Salisu Wusono, explained that the national leadership of the party had no right to discard or overrule decisions made at the state, local government or ward levels. The statement implied that Sen. Shehu Sani had committed several offences and he has now run to the national body hoping that they would exonerate him.
“You cannot join the party at your ward level, proceed to treat the same party with the utmost contempt for three years, and then delude yourself into a belief that the national headquarters can now declare you a saint, and impose you on the state party. The party shall support only those who uphold its substance and spirit, and it cannot condone the opportunism of people who, having used the APC to get to the Senate, began rebelling against it as soon as they got to Abuja,” the Kaduna APC said
“The process for his suspension was initiated in December 2015 by the party executive in Ward 6, Kaduna South Local Government Area, which suspended him for 11 months. Shehu Sani’s indiscipline, his disrespect for the APC, and the whole notion of party spirit persisted during the first suspension. Therefore, it was extended to an indefinite suspension, with the endorsement of the State Executive Committee of the party. Since 2015, Shehu Sani has engaged in unremitting hostility towards the APC, joining the gang-up against the party in the Senate. At the national level, the utterances in which he has ridiculed the party and President Buhari are well chronicled, the statement from the Kaduna APC read.
“In Kaduna State, Shehu Sani has since July 2015 opposed everything the APC and the government it installed has tried to do. On security, education, law and order, and social welfare issues, he shamelessly diverged from party position with an enthusiasm and recklessness that even the opposition parties in the state did not demonstrate. We recall the undisguised glee with which he denied Kaduna State the $350m loan the World Bank had adjudged the state eminently qualified to access. This loan was to help improve lives by building more schools, hospitals and vital infrastructure. We cannot sit with such a renegade except he can reverse course and ensure that we get our loan, among other conditions,” the Kaduna APC concluded.