FOLLOWING the threats by the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to expel him from the party for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has ridiculed the threat. He said although he is a hundred percent supporter of President Buhari, he will always air his opinion on issues in the country.
Reacting to the threat on Friday, May 20, through Suleiman Ahmed, his special adviser on politics and ideology, the senator described the party’s threat as mere hallucination. Sani said although he remained one hundred percent a supporter of President Buhari, but he is neither a sycophant nor a hypocrite who will not speak his mind when there is the need to do so.
He alleged that the state APC is a tool in hand of the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led Kaduna State. He said, “It will be interesting for the general public to know that even the so-called state headquarters of the APC is a building owned by a top PDP chieftain in the state.
“The press conference and threat of expulsion made by one Tanko Wusono of Kaduna APC against comrade Senator Shehu Sani for objecting to the increase in pump price of petroleum products stands unambiguously condemned. Kaduna APC as it exists today is simply an extension of El-Rufai’s government.”
The party had on Thursday, May 19, accused Sani of anti-party conduct for criticising the new price of fuel introduced by the federal government, which jacked up the pump price of the product from N86 to N145 per litre.
The party threatened to suspend him over allegations bordering on indiscipline, disloyalty as well as other anti-party activities. The party said it was wrong of Sani, who was among the senators that passed the 2016 budget which had no provision for fuel subsidy, to now attack Buhari for removing subsidy from fuel.
— May 30, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT