Indications have emerged that there is confusion in the Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the Tudun Wada Ward executives of the party has dissociated itself from the alleged suspension of Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central.
The lawmaker was purportedly suspended on Monday for a period of 11 months by the party at Tudun Wada Ward, where he registered, over anti-party activities.
Sani has been at loggerheads with Governor Nasir el-Rufa’I over the former’s stance against the perceived anti-peoples’ policies of the state government.
However, secretary of the ward, Ahmed Abdulhamid, public relations officer, Auwal MaiAnguwa and ex-officio member, Aminu Alilan, who purportedly signed the suspension letter, have claimed that their signatures were forged.
“Three people were said to have signed the suspension letter. The third person was a delegate and not an ex-officio as stated in the statement.
“The whole letter is forged and none of the ward executive appended his signature or is even aware of the suspension [until it was made public].
“That is why we called for a meeting today to make our positions known to the world.
“What happened was that we had a meeting yesterday and we did not reach any conclusion. It was on that basis that we requested him (Senator Shehu Sani) to come and explain some of the issues raised against him.
“The party shall investigate the sources of this statement because the three executives mentioned to have signed the statement have denied knowledge of it,” Abbas Mohammed, Chairman of Tudun Wada ward of the APC said.
After a meeting of the state party executive and some party leaders on Tuesday in Kaduna, some of the party’s leaders, on the condition of anonymity denied prior knowledge of the suspension.
“We are not aware of any suspension of Senator Sani. In fact we are convening a meeting now, and we have also summoned him to come,” one of the state executive council members said.
In the suspension letter circulated on Monday, the party said Sani’s offences were “violating the rules of engagement of the party, factionalizing the party, and engaging in anti-party activities by criticizing the policies of Governor Nasir El-Rufai.”