BY OBUTE JAMES
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District has dumped the ruling All Progrssive Congress, APC following the inability of the party to honour the report of the appeal panel which recognised him as the flagbearer of the party for the zone in 2019 senatorial election.
The Prof. Osariemen Osumbor-led APC Governorship and National Assembly Appeals Committee in its report affirmed Shehu Sani as the party candidate for 2019 senatorial election in Kaduna Central but the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the last minute politics that led to the disappearance of the activist’s name from the final list submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
While the the Osumbor’s Appeal panel rejected some appeals as well as undecided on some of them by forwatfing such appeals to the National Working Committee, NWC for appropriate actions, that of Shehu Sani was upheld but it was alleged that the leadership of the party decided to ignore the panel’s report on Shehu Sani at the last the minute due to undue pressures from the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai to have the name of his political adviser, Uba Sani submitted to INEC by all means.
Senator Sani in a letter of resignation from APC said ”I present to you highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds with the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realization of those democratic ideals which I hold very dear, that honour and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the party and, most importantly, that internal party democracy will always be the norm. However, only posterity can affirm the extent to which the APC has committed to and reflected these values.
“As I exit the APC at this point in time, I wish to formally thank the party for availing me the platform upon which I am currently serving this country in the honoured capacity of Senator of the Federal Republic.
I wish the party well in all her future endeavours and ask, Sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations.”