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Shehu Sani Denies Allegation Of Anti- party, N10m Inducement To PDP

Posted: Jan 25, 2016 at 9:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani, has refuted the allegations of anti-party activities  leveled against him saying it was the handiwork of his political detractors.

Sani who called those spreading the rumour of him having secret meetings with some PDP stalwarts in Southern Kaduna area for political alliance and discussions as “political caricatures” within the APC in the state frowned at such baseless rumours.

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ctivist also denied the allegation that he gave the sum of N10 million as financial inducement to lobby the PDP members for political alliance.

It could be recalled that a statement was credited to the Kaduna All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesperson, Alhaji Salisu Tanko Wusono, linking him to a meeting with some PDP stakeholders in Southern Kaduna area ahead of 2019, which the Senator described as ‘outright falsehood and deceitful’ aimed at misinforming the public.
This reaction was contained in a statement issued by Special Assistant
to Senator Shehu Sani on Political Matters, Comrade Suleiman Ahmed. He
stressed that Sani, as a loyal member of APC, has no basis to have met
with PDP members or offer  any form of monetary inducement.
The statement quoted Senator Sani as saying, ” I was  elected under the APC
platform and will continue to contribute my humble quota to development of the party in all ramifications.”
“The Kaduna state APC is yet to recover from the shame these individuals caused the party when they and another aide of the governor by name Muktar Ahmed Monrovia, attempted to bribe some ward
exco members with the sum of N500,000 to engineer the suspension of
Senator Shehu Sani.
“After that failed and disastrous suspension plot against the Senator,
they have resorted to other face saving measures aimed at maintaining
their lines of extortion. Wusono started spreading unfounded lies and
allegations which even the Nigerian Police authorities had to come out
publicly and debunk. They also devised the cowardly act of using
President Muhammadu Buhari’s name to incite the public against
perceived enemies,” Ahmed said.
While recalling that the same APC spokesman was the one who rained
insults and abuses on a National Officer of the APC, the North-west
zonal vice chairman Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir when he came to Kaduna to
address the crises in the party, pointing out that even when the
acting National Publicity secretary of the party, Mr Timi Frank issued
a statement corroborating the position of the North-West zonal Vice
Chairman, they never spared him of their invectives.
“It is disheartening that the APC in Kaduna State has been so
polarized and reduced to a level where the party is now being run by
persons who have no political clout or integrity. It is also very
unfortunate that the state governor will allow his stooges to insult
National officers, plot and spread lies against elected and notable
personalities in the party that gave him succor, political relevance
and power when he was muscled out of the then ruling PDP.
“It is imperative for the media and general public to understand that
the whole charade about the APC in Kaduna State is a script being
played out with the sole aim of making monetary gains and at the same
time maintaining a crisis that will make it impossible for
stakeholders to hold the government to account.
“I wish to reiterate that Senator Shehu Sani remains the most credible
and respected APC personality in Kaduna State today and no amount of
blackmail, false stories, concoctions and outright lies will derail
him from standing by the truth and speaking out his mind.
“Senator Shehu Sani, as an activist has been speaking out his mind on local,
national and international issues decades before any of the present
political office holders in Kaduna state became known.
“I wish to use this medium to challenge Mallam Uba Sani to a debate on
issues that has to do with the governance of Kaduna state and may I
also make it abundantly clear that Senator Shehu Sani will be readily
available for any debate between himself and the governor regarding
any issue either online, radio or television. I am also calling on the
media and the general public to disregard and ignore any text sent to
the media aimed at staining the good name of Senator Shehu Sani. This
has become necessary because the simple truth is that they are afraid
of the strong and truthful statements emanating from the senator and
most of all they are jittery because of his popularity and rising
“They have shown that they are touts who have no respect for
the National officers of the APC and cannot withstand constructive
“They have also continuously shown disrespect and disregard for the
press, electorates, elected office holders and stakeholders. This is evident in a statement credited to the Governor when he told the electorate to go, climb the Kufena hills and fall. Another fall out of
their high handedness is that the party secretariat is now like a
graveyard, deserted and devoid of any activities.
“It is time for the general public to either ignore them or ask them to channel the huge amounts being expended in fighting Senator Sani to developmental projects. The Senator, as a party man, has resolved to abide by the recommendations of the National Secretariat and consequently will work diligently with President Mohammadu Buhari for the success of the APC led government both at the States and National levels,” the statement said.