APC Nullifies Shehu Sani’s Suspension, Says it is Invalid, Not Binding

APC Nullifies Shehu Sani’s Suspension, Says it is Invalid, Not Binding

BY Alex Uangbaoje

The National body of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ‎ yesterday described the purported suspension of the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Shehu Sani as invalid, Null and void and not binding.

The Vice Chairman of the party and Zonal Chairman North West‎, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir stated this at the North west zonal office while briefing newsmen shortly after holding what could be termed as reconciliatory meeting between the national body and some stakeholders of the party in Kaduna State.

According to him, the right procedure was not followed in the purported suspension of the Senator, stressing that the national body of the party is in receipt of a letter from the Senator’s ward chairman who did not only dissociate himself from the suspension but indicated that there was an inducement from some quarters to carry out such purported suspension which was turned down.

“We wish to state here that the purported suspension is invalid and not binding and is of no effect, the right procedure was not followed, and the national body is in receipt of a letter from the ward chairman dissociating himself from the suspension and giving an insight into the matter.”

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The zonal Chairman giving an insight into the meeting with the stakeholders which held ‎behind closed doors said, “the meeting basically was to look at some challenges which are internal with party stakeholders in the state and find some lasting solutions to them.”

Although he denied that there was any faction of the members of the party in the state, he stressed however that, ” as a party, we encourage dialogue and understanding among members as a way forward.

” we met and we have discussed and I am optimistic that better days awaits the party in the state” he said.

Corroborating the zonal chairman’s position, ‎the pioneer Chairman of the party in the state, Dr Akeem Baba-Ahmed who is the leader of the about 30 APC stakeholders that attended the meeting, said, there is no faction of the party in the state, but stressed the need for strict adherence to the ideology of the party which some of them stand for.

He expressed appreciation to the national body for intervening in the internal crisis in the party in the state, while further expressing their readiness to support the Governor, Mal. Nasir El-Rufai in the discharge of his constitutional responsibilities.

“We are ready and willing to continue to participate in the search for peace, we are not a faction, we are loyal party members and willing to see our party deliver on its promises.

” We will continue to support our national leadership and our Governor Mal. Nasir El-Rufai to continue to do the right things and in order to achieve this, we have given our Zonal chairman some concrete suggestions that will help address the situation.”

On his part, Senator Shehu Sani who was also part of the meeting said, the position of the national body of the party to disregard his purported suspension was not only a welcomed development but will further strengthen the internal democracy of the party.

” The national body has called for a cease fire and we will observe it without any violation, the supremacy‎ of the party is sacrosanct” he said.

Senator Sani used the opportunity to debunk  the rumour that while his suspension saga lasted, the opposition party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was considering wooing him to their party, saying, “I am in APC and hope to remain in APC till thy kingdom come”.

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