The Kaduna Central APC senator, Senator Shehu Sani has appealed to the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue the party from destruction in Kaduna state, saying the party is in serious trouble. Senator Sani told journalists in Abuja, after a closed-door meeting with National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, that the party needed to be rescued in his state.
The senator who was was in company of some APC members in Kaduna, including Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North) to the meeting with the national chairman, condemned Saturday’s local government elections in the state, saying that it did not hold. Sani alleged that the delegates list for the election was doctored and did not follow due process.
“They sat down in the palace of their gods to write names and sent it down here for us to accept; that can never happen,” he said. He said that such practice contributed to the problems of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and warned that the APC could go the same way if its leadership failed to address the problem.
“This was the seed of the destruction of the PDP, where individuals considered themselves as gods and any other person a slave; that will never happen in Kaduna state. ´´We are here to present our case and to appeal to the instrument of leadership of this party to intervene in the Kaduna issue before it becomes too late.
“We are here to also state it to the party´s national leadership that we are under siege in Kaduna. The use of thugs and violence by agents and close associates of the state government is one thing we cannot tolerate,” Sani said. He decried the recent raiding of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Kaduna by thugs during a press briefing after the councils’ election, during which journalists were injured.