Senator Shehu Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr. Sani who was suppose to join his colleagues who earlier defected from the ruling party to opposition parties, changed his mind at the last minute following intervention from the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Balarabe Musa; Mr. Femi Falana and some religious leaders.
He however finally left today after the national leadership of the APC submitted the name of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s political adviser, Mallam Uba Sani, as its candidate for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District.
The APC national leadership had promised to give Mr. Sani an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 election on its platform. The party even disqualified Uba Sani and other aspirants, saying that it would give Sani an automatic ticket for 2019.
Read Senator Sani’s resignation statement below;
“I present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“l had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds in the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realization of those democratic ideals which I hold very dear, that honor and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the patty 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 endeavors and ask sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations.”