Group Allege El-Rufai’s Aide Doles Out N750,000 To Effect Shehu Sani’s Suspension

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA. North-West, Nigeria – The All Progressives Congress Awareness Forum, Kaduna Chapter, has alleged that an aide (names withheld) of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai gave Ward 6 excos of the party N750,000 to effect the suspension of the senator representing Kaduna Central in the Upper chamber, Shehu Sani.
The Chairman of the Forum, Bashir Yakubu, stated this while addressing the media in Kaduna yesterday.
He added that some of the exco members are not happy with the current efforts of the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, to reconcile all the aggrieved parties for oneness and betterment of the party.

According to Yakubu the constitution of APC provides that: “before a suspension of any senator, a letter should be written to him/her stating all the offences alleged to have been committed by him/her in order to defend himself/herself.
“and after the defence, a committee should be set up by the party to look into the defence.
“It is sad and regrettable that all these provisions of the party constitution were ignored by the state government which controls the party because of the self is interest of the State Governor.
“Interestingly, the state chairman of the party has described the so-called suspension as null and void because he knows the position of the constitution in this type of crucial political issue.

“Besides, if you could recall the former National chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, while reacting to the illegal suspension said that the suspension was null and void and that it was only the National Executive Committee that has the legal right to suspend members of the party”.

Secretary of the group, Ado Sani explained further that immediately the defection of the 15 senators was announced in the media, some cohorts of the governor, especially his Political Adviser who has become a desperado potential senator and wanted to become a senator by all means seeing that if Shehu Sani remains in the party will hamper his chances of becoming senator started this act of illegality.

“So he paid the exco of Ward 6 Tudun Wada North in Kaduna South Local Government to sign that letter, even after a reconciliatory moves are on ground. So we are here to tell the world that contrary to what they have been peddling in the media that Senator Shehu Sani is not in APC. He is still a bonafide member of the party and did not join APC because of anybody, rather to serve the masses and still remains in APC because the people still wants him in the party.

“These people because of their desperation, and seeing the massive supports for the Senator as a grassroot politician and an activist who has won the hearts of the masses, are threatened by Shehu Sani’s political weight.

“The Political Adviser to the Governor wants to become a senator by all means, and there rules to abide by and as a citizen of Kaduna state anybody has the right to contest for senator seat of Kaduna central, but what we are saying is that the Adviser’s desperation should go along with the rules and constitution of APC.

“Whatever anybody wants to should go by the constitution. Desperation does not give power, power belongs to God and he gives it to whomever he wishes to give it to,” he stressed.

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