Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central has dismissed allegation following a statement that he is doing anti-party activities with the Peoples Democratic Party. The activist turned politician also said that the claim that he gave the PDP in Southern Kaduna N10 million is a fabrication as well as outright falsehood, deceit which he said was done by one Salisu Tanko Wusono.
According to a statement signed the Senator’s Special Assistant on Political Matters, Comrade Suleiman Ahmed, Shehu Sani emphasized that as loyal member of APC , there was no basis to met with PDP members and even giving any form monetary inducement . Sani who is also the Senate Committee Chairman on Foreign and Domestic debts added , ” I am voted under APC platform and will continue to contribute my humble quota to development of the party in all meaningful way within the law.”
Further he said: “We are very much aware that the said Salisu Tanko Wusono doesn’t have the basic literacy and intelligence of writing statements or concocting such lies, however, we are not ignorant of the fact that he is the face of the Political Adviser to the state Governor Mallam Uba Sani who in turn is acting on behalf of the Governor Nasiru El-Rufai. Mallam Uba Sani and his cronies like Salisu Tanko Wusono have in the last few months, continuously conceived and expanded this crisis which they have relied upon to extort money from the Governor of Kaduna State.
“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 five hundred thousand naira 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. Mr 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 Mohammadu Buhari’s name to incite the public against perceived enemies.
“It will be recalled that this same Salisu Tanko Wusono was the one who rained insults and abuses on a National Officer of the APC in the person of the North-west zonal vice chairman Alh Inuwa Abdulkadir when he came to Kaduna to address the lingering crises in the party. Even when the acting National Publicity secretary of the APC 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 succour, 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 ether 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 profile. They have shown that they are touts who have no respect for the National officers of the APC and cannot withstand constructive criticism. 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 ether 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.”