APC suspends Senator Shehu Sani
The Tudun Wada ward of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State on Monday suspended the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Shehu Sani, from the party.
The senator, a registered member of the party from the Tudun Wada ward, was suspended for anti-party activities and other offences.
The chapter of the party in the ward said in a letter to the senator dated December 27 that the suspension was for a period of 11 months and that, henceforth, “the senator is disengaged from partaking in or attending party activities in Kaduna State.”
In the letter signed by the secretary of the ward, Ahmed Abdulhamid; the Public Relations Officer, Auwal Mai Anguwa; and ex-officio member, Aminu Alilan, said Sani was being suspended for various offences.
The party listed Sani’s offences to include, uttering statements that allegedly violated the rules of engagement of the party, factionalising the party and engaging in anti-party activities by criticising the policies of Governor Nasir el-Rufai.
It said, “Hardly a week passes by that his group will not be on air criticising and challenging the enduring legacies of Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, that his statement on national issues is not in conformity with that of the state government and government of Kaduna State.”
The party also said the senator had chosen to remain in constant confrontation with the government of Kaduna State.
When contacted, an aide to Sani, Mr. Suleiman Ahmed, said it was clear that those who wrote the letter were ignorant of the laws guiding the APC.
He said though it was clear from the letter that the people were out to stop the senator from expressing his views about what he considered as the anti-people policies of the El-Rufai administration, the move would not stop him from expressing his views.
Ahmed said, “They are toeing the line of the state secretariat of the party, so our reaction is that those that wrote this letter are ignorant of the party’ constitution and they are dancing to the tune of the state executive of the party and Governor Nasir el-Rufai.”