APC primaries: Shehu Sani loses out, quits
In what is generally seen as another tactless manoeuvre, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani backtracked from his earlier vow to remain with President Muhammadu Buhari in rain and in sunshine by quiting the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Saturday.
The decision is an obvious fallout of Dani’s defeat in the controversies that trailed the party’s primaries for the 2019 elections.
Disclosing the move to newsmen, Sani said he has sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna.
“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 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 endeavors and ask sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations,” the outgoing Senator wrote.
Earlier in the day, a joint press statement by a coalition formed by The Buhari Campaign Organization (TCBO), Buhari/Osinbajo Youth For Better Nigeria, Buhari Democratic Front and the Buhari Progressive Movement had expounded what it called Shehu Sani’s inconsistencies and called for his immediate expulsion from the party.
The Coalition which later launched a comprehensive compendium of Shehu’s numerous atrocities against the APC, said he was long overdue to be shown the way out.
“As a coalition of 4 different platforms of promoters and defenders of democracy, we deem it very important to declare our stand and expose the political brigandage of incumbent Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani for the records . As compatriots, we feel deeply concerned about the serial media attack against President Buhari and the APC by the Senator, after scaling to victory on the massive goodwill of the President and his party.
“It is because of the need to set the records straight and expose the questionable, downright suspicious, betrayal and barefaced hypocrisy that we embarked on the compilation of this Compendium. It is a joint effort whereby each of the stakeholders in this coalition took divergent angles of the multiple news media coverage of the regrettable compromise by the incumbent Senator. We are glad to inform the whole world that we have set aside today for presenting our humble research work for the records and to further enlighten the public on the kind of moles and untrustworthy people in the APC deliberately working in opposite direction. We make bold to say that this indecorous media attack on our President and the APC smacks of back-stabbing and ingratitude.
“Before the public gets hoodwinked by the incumbent Senator’s unrepentant attacks as a strategy for self-serving media attention, we would like to therefore declare as follows :-
“As the team of authors of this joint compendium, we hereby launch it for public consumption and as a guide on the antics of the incumbent Senator whose rampage has dared to outclass even the opposition elements. It is now abundantly clear, that the incumbent Senator’s gangster approach have thus exposed the bitter edges of his familiar antics of engaging in acts meant to either embarrass The Presidency or the APC as a party.
“This compendium is therefore a clear evidence of the Senator and his paymasters’ carefully-planned sinister scheme of rubbis