Group to Sen. Shehu Sani: Respect PRP leadership
A group, the APC Solidarity Forum has admonished Senator Shehu Sani of Kaduna Central to give “due respect” to the leadership of PRP as he joins it today.
Chairman of the Forum, Hafiz Ali Kujama said in a statement that “the Senator should this time do all he could to build cordial relationship with the leadership of the PRP, to avoid a recurrence of the political errors that led to his inglorious exit from the APC”.
Senator Sani on Tuesday joined People’s Redemption Party (PRP), three days after he left the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sani made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser, Political and Ideology, Mr Suleiman Ahmed, in Abuja.
“Sen. Shehu Sani has returned to the PRP. PRP represents our socialist revolutionary ideology”, the Senator’s aide indicated in the statement
Confirming the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview, the Kaduna State Chairman of the party, Dr Tom Maiyashi, said the lawmaker is now a member of the party.
Maiyashi said the lawmaker had been duly registered and offered membership card of the party.
He stressed that “Sen. Shehu Sani has registered with the party and his ward is Kaduna South.’’
The Senator’s defection is coming on the heels of his loss in the recently-concluded APC primaries for Kaduna Central in which his main rival in the contest for Kaduna Central Uba Sani, who was Special Adviser to Elrufai on Political Matters, was declared winner of the primary election conducted in Kaduna on Oct. 6 for the Kaduna Central Senatorial ticket, by Chairman Primary Election Committee, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.
The primaries, in which his main rival Uba Sani floored him with 2,088 votes was described as “illegal” by the Senator, in a statement by his Special Assistant Media, Abdulsamad Amadi.
Meanwhile, a political commentator, Amino Mohammed said if the incumbent Senator makes good use of the opportunity offered by the PRP, ” it could be his political healing balm, though the party does not have the requisite structure to give either the PDP or the APC a run for their money”.