…I’ve every right to criticise govt –Senator
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to expel Senator Shehu Sani from the party over recent comments credited to him on the fuel pump price increase.
In a swift reaction yesterday, Sani told newsmen through his Special Adviser on Politics, Mr. Suleiman Ahmed that he has every right, as a Nigerian, to criticise any government policy that was anti-people.
In recent times, Senator Sani, representing Kaduna Central senatorial district has openly opposed the fuel increase both on social and conventional media.He said the move will increase poverty and suffering of the masses.
However, addressing newsmen yesterday, acting state Publicity Secretary, Salisu Tanko Wusono said the party was shocked and disappointed by Senator Sani’s conduct for allegedly attacking President Muhammadu Buhari over increment in the pump price of petrol.
Wusono said Sani’s utterances were capable of setting the people against the country and the president.
He also said the state APC supports President Buhari’s efforts which are to rescue the country from corruption and retrieve public funds that were looted by the previous administration.
“Kaduna state APC is dismayed and disappointed by the conduct of Shehu Sani. In speech and conduct, he has shown himself incapable of loyalty to our party, the APC and our great leader, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Having ridden on the back of our party and the popularity of Buhari to get to the Senate, Sani has since abandoned any pretension to discipline or loyalty to any principle.
“He pretends to be with the people, but, his masters are the corrupt people on whose behalf he has been attacking our president.
“APC in Kaduna has decided to teach Sani a lesson in party discipline in the hope that he will be reformed. He was placed on suspension, but, rather than learn lessons, show remorse and work towards becoming a responsible senator, he has chosen to continue to show disloyalty to the APC and President Buhari.
Given his disregard for the party, the party in the state has no option but to take further disciplinary measures that may lead to his expulsion.
“Shehu Sani is a PDP man masquerading as an APC senator. Since he does not have the courage to openly decamp, we will kick him out,” the party said.
We cannot allow people like him to destroy our party on the altar of their personal ambitions. The Kaduna State APC warns Shehu Sani and his collaborators in the National Assembly that their treachery against our party has run its course. The traitors will be shown the way out of the party. The APC has been charged to change Nigeria. We will not allow undisciplined charlatans to derail us.”