- You have no shame, party tells senator
The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said his suspension by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not increase the “physical height” of the state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, whom he has identified as the mastermind.
Sani had earlier been handed a 11-month suspension that elapsed on Tuesday.
In a letter addressed to him, Tudun Wada, secretary of the party in Kaduna, said the earlier suspension was to enable the senator defend himself against allegations levelled against him.
Wada said since Sani failed to do so, he had been suspended indefinitely.
In his reaction, the lawmaker accused the APC in Kaduna of acting on the orders of el-Rufai.
According to The Cable, Sani said: “My ‘indefinite suspension’ by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai- controlled, self-acclaimed APC excos is as worthless and as useless as the paper it was written upon,” he said in a statement.
“I wish to fully assure them the new suspension will not give them the public support they couldn’t gather with the first one.
“For a man who has been unable to address the pervasive insecurity and genocide in southern Kaduna, for a man who has been unable to stem the tide of rampant kidnapping and abductions in Kaduna, suspending Sani cannot be counted as an achievement.
“Mr. Governor, my suspension will not increase your physical height nor give you the flesh or muscle of a macho.”
Sani added that el-Rufai “remains a typical establishment man, who was brought to limelight by the PDP, nurtured by the PDP, and no broom or deodorant of change can give him a new identity.”
He vowed to continue working for the masses and to always defend their interest.
However, the state chapter of the APC has described Sani as a man without any “sense of shame.”
Salisu Wusono, acting Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, said this in response to Sani’s earlier statement on his suspension.
Wusono accused Sani of representing the politics of “fraud and deceit.”
“As if determined to prove that he is beyond redemption, Sani penned a pathetic response to his continued suspension from our party that testifies that he is a denizen of the gutter,” he said.
“Anyone that harboured any doubt about the morass in his mind and the decadence of his conduct would now have those uncertainties wiped away. Crassness of language is a twin to crass of conduct.
“His outburst is a confirmation, that he has no sense of shame.
“He is a man full of tantrums, a busker who simultaneously entertains and distresses people with his shameless antics.
“He has since lost focus and why he was elected to the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the good people of Kaduna central under the banner of the APC.
“He represents fraud, deceit in the name of Nigeria’s masses. We suspended him indefinitely following his various anti-party activities and utterances aimed at tearing the party to pieces.
“The masses of Kaduna central have since unravelled his deceit. His heart and mind are in the PDP whose agent he has been in our party. We wonder when he would gather the courage to publicly move to the party he hobnobs with in private.”