Senator Shehu Sani, who represents Kaduna central in the Senate, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He revealed that the step became necessary following the controversies which trailed the party’s primaries for the 2019 elections especially in Kaduna state.
Sani has sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna.
“I present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC),” read the letter.
“l had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds in the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realization of those democratic ideals which I hold very dear, that honor and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the patty and, most importantly, that internal party democracy will always be the norm. However, 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 in the honoured capacity of Senator of the Federal Republic.
“I wish the party well in all her future endeavors and ask sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations.”
The national working committee (NWC) of the APC had cleared Shehu Sani as the only candidate for the senatorial district but Governor Nasir el-Rufai, refused to accept the decision, instead endorsing Uba Sani.
Subsequently, a primary election was conducted in the district and Uba Sani, was declared winner.
The serving senator had boycotted the primary and filed an appeal and the party upheld his appeal but the name of el-Rufai’s candidate was sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Shehu Sani was one of the Senators expected to defect from the APC at the height of the crisis that hit the party which saw Senate President, Bukola Saraki, some Senators and House of Rep. members leave APC but Sani remained loyal to the party.