From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
Former governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Sani Mahmood Sha’aban, yesterday, dumped the party.
The son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari said he decided to dump the party because it has no regard for the rule of laws.
He had after the governorship primary election in May 2022 approached the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna to seek justice over his exclusion from the election by the state leadership of APC.
However, the high court presided over by Justice Mohammed Garba Umar had in early November ruled that he had no jurisdiction over the matter.
But Sha’aban proceeded to the appellant court to appeal the matter, and vowed to pursue the case to logical conclusion despite leaving the party.
Addressing the press conference through the Director of Shabaan Campaign Organisation, Mr. Joshua Danladi Ephraim, he accused the party of impunity, and injustice without regard to human lives.
In his resignation letter addressed to the chairman of his ward, Hanwa in Sabon Gari Local Government Area, he said recent developments within the party had compelled him to reconsider his membership of the party.
“Recent activities and events within the APC in Kaduna State in particularly have compelled me to reconsider my membership of the APC. Despite all our best efforts, admonitions and best intentions, it is disheartening to note that the APC has become more alienated from the masses, and father than foster peace, social cohesion and integration in Kaduna State as we envisaged and worked for, the APC in Kaduna State is now seen as synonymous with hardship, division and with total disregard for human lives, communal and family values.
“Furthermore, rather than work to bring the dividends of democracy closer to the masses, some few elements in the APC in Kaduna State have hijacked the Party structure and turned it into their personal estate to serve their personal greed and avarice, for the benefit of only their families, friends and cronies. They have no regards whatsoever for the feelings, yearnings and sensibilities of even the many members of the Party who supported them, and the general populace of Kaduna State.”