Executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tudun Wada Ward, Kaduna South local government area, have stormed the party’s national secretariat in Abuja to protest the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani.
According to the party’s members, the suspension of the senator has worsened the crisis rocking the APC in Kaduna state.
Daily Trust reports that Abbas Muhammed Anni, the chairman of the party in Ward 6, presented a petition on Monday, January 4, and urged the national secretariat to disregard the document reportedly signed by them on Sani’s suspension.
Speaking with journalists, Anni noted that Senator Sani, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts, remains a card-carrying member of the party.
“Upon the said suspension, we held a meeting with the executives and unanimously distanced ourselves from it. Hence, the letter of the suspension is the handiwork of mischief makers.
“We are calling on those mischief makers, who are making capital out of the whole hullabaloo to desist from such as it is capable of causing chaos, disaffection and acrimony in the party,’’ he said.
Shehu Sani was suspended by the Tudun Wada ward of the APC in Kaduna state on Monday, December 28.
The APC listed the senator’s offences, which included making 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.”
Reacting to the development, 18 elders and leaders of the party in Kaduna state raised their voices against suspension and called it an “embarrassing melodrama”.