The Kaduna State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday warned Senator representing Kaduna Central zone, Senator Shehu Sani, to desist from attacking President Muhammadu Buhari or face expulsion.
It would be recalled that the party had placed Senator Sani on 11 months suspension over indiscipline, disloyalty to the party as well as anti party activities.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna yesterday, the State acting Publicity Secretary of APC, Salisu Tanko Wusono, declared support for the federal government’s policy to eliminate the fuel subsidy racket which the party said milked the country dry and brought untold hardship to Nigerians.
Wusono wondered why Sani among those senators who passed 2016 budget that has no provision for subsidy, turned around to attack President Buhari for removing subsidy.
The party noted that Sani’s attacks against Buhari began last year, when the senator formed alliance with a greedy and disloyal senators who defied APC and foisted a strange leadership on the senate: “Shehu Sani followed up by attacking the president for fighting corruption”
Wusono explained: “The APC Kaduna decided to teach Shehu Sani a lesson in party discipline in the hope that he will be reformed. He was placed on suspension, but rather than learn lessons, show remorse and work towards becoming a responsible senator,he has chosen to continue to show disloyalty to the APC and President Buhari. Given his disregard for the party, the APC Kaduna State has no option but to take further disciplinary measures that may lead to his expulsion.
“The Kaduna State APC is dismayed and disappointed by the continued irresponsible conduct of Shehu Sani. In speech and conduct,he has shown himself incapable of loyalty to our party, the APC and our great leader, President Muhammadu Buhari. Having ridden on the back of our party and the popularity of Buhari to get to the senate, Shehu Sani has since abandoned any pretension to discipline or loyalty to any principle.
“Sani pretends to be with the people,but his masters are the corrupt people on whose behalf he has been attacking our president.
“How can a politician with any sense of discipline, or commitment to the public interest fail to see that the fuel subsidy regime is bankrupt and is no longer in the interest of our people? How can a senator who passed a 2016 budget that has no provision for subsidy turn around to attack President Buhari for implementing the decision?
“Shehu Sani’s attacks against President Buhari began last year. Before he was sworn in as a senator, Shehu Sani had formed an alliance with a group of corrupt, disloyal and greedy men who defied our party, went against the wishes of the party and foisted a strange leadership on the senate. The gang that Shehu Sani joined had no problem making a PDP man deputy President of the Senate, all in their selfish and ungodly calculations for 2019. Shehu Sani followed up by attacking the president for fighting corruption,” Wusono stated.
Meanwhile, hours after Senior Special Adviser to Senator Shehu Sani on Politics and Ideology, Suleiman Ahmad said the Senator cannot be threatened or intimidated by the move to expel him from the party.
Addressing a press conference to react to the threat to expel his boss, Ahmad said the Senator has complete right to support anything that is anti-masses even it is his own interest.
He said Shehu Sani has his background as an activist who stand in for the masses and wherever his interest goes against that of the masses, he drops his interest for that of the masses.
“As a legislator, his responsibility is to make laws and equally challenge some of the shortcomings of the executives. These is what he is been voted for. And remember Senator Shehu Sani came to this position as a senator from a certain background, as an activist. His responsibility is to challenge or caution people in power ones it goes wrong. These has been his history. These is what took him to prison in 1995 and several times.
“Shehu Sani has a complete right to support anything that is anti-masses even it is of his own interest,” Suleiman Ahmad said.
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