State of the nation: APC under estimated Nigeria’s challenges

In the face of the current state of the nation and challenges bedevilling it, Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani yesterday said the All Progressive Congress, APC and ruling party under estimated Nigeria’s challenges and that is responsible for the parties inabilities to deliver it campaign promises.

Senator Sani who is also of the APC stated this while speaking to newsmen shortly after receiving an award of honour at the 40th Anniversary of Ansarul-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria, ADYAN in Kaduna yesterday.

The Senator who was awarded by the Islamic organisation expressed mix feelings about the award, saying the award came at a time when his party is yet to deliver its campaign promises and Nigerians are suffering.

“I am happy to be honoured, but I cannot celebrate because the award is coming at a time when Nigerians are suffering. There is no power, there is queue in filling stations and so on.

“The reason why we have not being able to deliver is due to underestimation of the challenges on ground on one hand and sabotage on the other. On the issue of oil shortage, I have observed that, there is a cartel responsible for it, they are trying to hold the President by the jugular and hold Nigerians by the neck.” he said.

Sani however said If PMB, progressive fails there would be revolution when he said, “if we fail this time around, Nigeria needs a revolution because our people don’t believe in conservatives and now they are giving the progressive the chance. And if the progressives fails, then the masses will certainly have to take the position by themselves.

“We have suffered as nigerians, you can see the journey we have reached. Our president has fought corruption to a level,” Sani said.

He however assured that President Muhammadu Buhari would do everything possible to get the country out of it current state, as he has plans to build new refineries.

On the proposed and controversial religious bill in Kaduna, Senator Sani said Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai  doesn’t have right to license preachers.

“the Governor of Kaduna State does not have the right to license preachers. Every Nigerian has a right to freedom of association and freedom of speech.

“The bill sent to the assembly by the Governor is a military decree which is not applicable in a democratic setting.

“There are existing laws to check-mate whoever hides under religion to ferment trouble. But this military decree dusted and sent to the assembly in the name of a bill to regulate religious preaching is uncalled for.” He said.

The Senator also condemned the alleged plan by the state government to tax petty traders in its efforts to raise the state’s dwindling Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

“I condemn a plan by the state government to tax the masses and use the money to create empire for the rich minority”, he said.

Earlier, the Chief Imam of Ansarul-Deen in Abuja, Dr. Musa Olaofe urged Nigerians to be patient with the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and equally tasked the government to be just and fair to all.