APC Suspends Sen. Sani For Criticising Gov. El-Rufai

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By Sadiq Umar – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, has suspended the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Shehu Sani, from the party.Shehu Sani

Sani was accused among other things, of “engaging in anti-party activities by criticizing the policies of Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Only recently, the senator, a right activist turned-politician took the El-Rufai to the cleaner over the hosting of a cultural show in the state. He also condemned the killing of members of the Shiites following the confrontation with the military by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

In a letter to the senator dated Sunday December 27, the party said the suspension is for a period of 11 months, banning him from all party engagements in Kaduna State during the period of suspension.

The letter was signed by the Secretary of the ward, Ahmed Abdulhamid, the Public Relations Officer, Auwal Mai Anguwa, and ex-officio member, Aminu Alilan.

Specifically, the party listed Sani’s offences to include, uttering statements that allegedly “violate the rules of engagement of the party, factionalizing the party, and engaging in anti-party activities by criticizing the policies of Governor Nasir El-Rufai.”

“Hardly a week passes by that his group will not be on air criticizing and challenging the enduring legacies of Mallam Nasir ElRufai, that his statement on national issues is not in conformity with that of the state government and government of Kaduna State,” the statement read.

The state chapter of the APC also said the senator had chosen to remain in constant confrontation with the government of Kaduna State.

Reacting to his suspension, Mr. Sani sounded philosophical saying, “To speak the truth is to express; to relieve that very burden, upon which your conscience impose on you as a man with a moral obligation to his society.

“To speak the truth to power in private may be noble; but human history only have the record of those who speak the truth to power in public,” he added on his Facebook account.

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