APC Insists Shehu Sani is Kaduna Central Candidate

The crisis between the national body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Kaduna state chapter of the party has taken a new dimension.
This is as the national leadership of the party has said that Sen. Shehu Sani remained its senatorial candidate from Kaduna Central.
The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, gave the clarification in Abuja on Sunday.
He said Sani was the only the party’s senatorial candidate from the zone that was duly recognised by the national body.
Senator Shehu Sani had distanced himself from the primary election held in the state on Saturday, where he was said to have lost to Special Adviser to Gov. Nasir El-rufai on Political Affairs, Malam Uba Sani.
The Returning Officer of the primary held at Murtala Muhammef Square, Kaduna, Prof. Eddie Floyd-Igbo, declared Uba Sani, a Special Adviser to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i, as the winner with 2,088 votes, while Shehu Sani garnered only 15 votes.
His close other rival, Usman Ibrahim-Sardauna, was said to have secured only 129 votes.
Nabena, however, reiterated that, “as far as Kaduna Central Zone 2 is concerned, the only candidate is Sen. Shehu Sani.
“Yes election took place in that zone because of the House of Representatives and the State House of Assembly but for the senatorial position the only candidate is Sen. Shehu Sani.
“The Governor cannot dictate to the party.”
The APC headquarters had announced Sen. Shehu Sani as its only candidate cleared to contest the Kaduna Central senatorial seat in 2019 elections.

Author: News Editor

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