All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kaduna State on Monday suspended the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, from the party.
Sani, who is a registered member of the party from the Tudun Wada ward, was handed an eleven-month suspension for anti-party activities and other offences.
The letter of suspension dated December 27, 2015, was made available to newsmen yesterday and it was signed by the ward Secretary of the APC, Ahmed Abudulhamid .
The letter also added that the anti-party activities is so pronounced especially criticizing the Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
The letter stated: “There is hardly a week his group will not be on air criticizing and challenging the enduring legacies of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
” That his statement on National issues is not inconformity with that of the state Governor and Government of Kaduna State.
“That he has remained consistently in confrontation with the good policies of the Government of Kaduna State and considering it anti people’s policy.
“In view of the for going we have unanimously agreed that Senator Shehu Sani representing ward six should be suspended for the period of eleven months and that henceforth he is disengaged in partaking or attending party activities in Kaduna State subject to other punitive measures respectively”.
In a swift reaction to the suspension, the Special Adviser to Senator Shehu Sani on Political matters, Suleiman Ahmed said the suspension was illegal, adding that “those behind it are ignorant of the party’s constitution.”
Ahmed also insisted that “the letter will not deter Senator Sani from challenging governor El-Rufai over any policy that is anti-people.
Also reacting to the alleged suspension of the Senator representing Kaduna Central by the state chapter of the APC, the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said, “We (at the National level) have not been notified.
“If they bring the matter to our attention we will know what to do,” he added.