By Nuel Suji – The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tundun Wada, (ward 6) Kaduna state, Abbas Muhammed Anni, has alleged that party Exco members were offered N500, 000 by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Aide on Investment, to effect the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) from the party.
He claimed the money was rejected, “however, the signatures were forged and fraudulently affixed against the names of party officials, Anni wrote in a petition to the National secretariat of the APC, Monday.
The state executive of the party had announced the suspension of Senator Sani over an alleged anti-party activity.
But after presenting the letter to the National secretariat of the APC in Abuja, the chairman said Senator Sani remains a true party member.
The letter reads, “Upon the said suspension, we held a meeting with the Exco 28/12/2015 and unanimously denounced and discountenanced the content of the letter of Sen. Shehu Sani.
“Hence, the letter of the suspension is a blunt liar which we are not the maker of the purported document.
“However, the signatures were forged and fraudulently affixed against the party officials.
“It’s regrettable and lamentable that, we were portrayed to have suspended Sen. Shehu Sani for Eleven (11) months from ward.
The Ward exco reiterated its unalloyed support for Sen. Shehu Sani.devoid of the misguided and wrong impression from certain quarters.”
The petitioners alleged that the Special Adviser to the governor on Investment induced some of the executives of Shehu Sani’s ward with N500,000 to effect the suspension.
”The conception and ideas of the said purported document was mustered and orchestrated by the special Adviser to the governor on investment, who summoned for a meeting with some of my executives and induce them with N500,000 naira to effect the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani which they rejected,” the petition added.
The said special adviser could not be reached as at the time of this report.