UPDATED: Shehu Sani dumps the APC

Following a long drawn battle with Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the controversies that trailed the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna where he failed to get the ticket of his party to run at the 2019 Kaduna Central Senatorial election, Senator Shehu Sani has resigned from the party.

The development is coming despite the automatic ticket initially handed him by the national leadership of the party, to run as its candidate for Kaduna Central in next year’s general election.

In a letter, dated Oct. 19, signed by the lawmaker and addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, Sani said he joined the party with the belief that internal democracy will always be the norm.

“I present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer you my resignation from the APC. ”

I had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds in the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realisation of those democratic ideals which I hold very dear.

“I joined in the belief that honour and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the party and most importantly, that internal democracy will always be the norm,” he said.

He added that “only posterity can affirm the extent to which the APC has committed to and reflected these values.”

As I exit the APC at this point in time, I wish to formally thank the party for availing me the platform upon which I am currently serving this country.

He is however yet to state his next political destination.

Meanwhile, youth from Southern Kaduna Friday, said they would ensure the state governor, El-Rufai, is unseated in the 2019 governorship election.

To this end, the youth, under the aegis of the Southern Kaduna Youth For Progress and Development, vowed to deliver bloc votes for the candidature of Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPD) and his running mate, Sunday Katung.

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