The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Shehu Sani, was on Monday suspended from the All Progressives Congress by the Tudun Wada ward of the party in Kaduna State. A letter by the party to the senator dated December 27, said the suspension is for a period of 11 months. The letter, signed by the Secretary of the ward, Ahmed Abdulhamid, the Public Relations Officer, Auwal Mai Anguwa, and ex-officio member, Aminu Alilan, also banned Senator from engaging in party activities in Kaduna State during the period of suspension.
Mr. Sani’s offences according to the party, 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.