By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has been described as a man full of negative vendetta who has presided over a comatose state and whose love for President Muhammadu Buhari is a lie.
A group, All Progressives Congress (APC) Solidarity For Senator Shehu Sani expressed this on Wednesday at a press conference held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council.
“Today Nasir El-Rufai and his negative tendencies and vendetta which he is
known for has come into lime light for his acclaimed love or support for President Muhammadu Buhari has proven to be blatant lie, for him deviating from what will be of value to stabilize the APC in Kaduna State as well as Nigeria as a whole,” Arch Ado Mohammed Sani, who spoke on behalf of the group said.
In the text of the statement titled, “APC SOLIDARITY FOR SENATOR SHEHU SANI THE DESPERATION OF NASIRU EL-RUFAI AND THE DANGER
AHEAD OF APC IN KADUNA STATE (2019)” the group said that they were at the NUJ to address you on the critical issues affecting APC and governance in Kaduna State under Nasiru el-Rufai.
“We are optimistic that in the last three and half years the citizens and electorates in Kaduna State are in quagmire or comatose of the leadership of Nasiru el-Rufai over sponsorship of thuggery & violence in the state through his political adviser in person of Uba Sani.
“The Government’s vendetta against Senator Shehu Sani has become a topic of National discus in Nigeria through his perpetual insinuation, various form of attack on the Senator, just like the one experienced yesterday 2/10/2018 after the confirmation of Senator Shehu Sani’s emergence as the flag bearer of APC zone II Senatorial district of Kaduna State in 2019, where, sponsored thugs attacked many vehicles, destroyed properties and among which is vehicle emblazoned with Shehu Sani and PMB posters, while the driver who is Senator Shehu Sani’s Coordinator in Igabi Local Government was seriously beaten and injured. The Protestants were chanting negative slogans on National Party Chairman and President Muhammadu Buhari,” they stressed.
“The group pointed out that considering the level of sacrifices made by Senator Shehu Sani In APC as well as at the Red Chambers which is seen to be unrivalled or unprecedented in the history of representation in Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, the people of Kaduna central deem it fit to re-elect Senate Shehu Sani for a second term as against the imposition of the Governor’s preferred candidate who is his special adviser on political matters.
“Look at another form of irresponsibility, the Governor decided to influence the structure of the part at the state, local Government and ward levels by instructing the removal of more than 80% of the EXCO at these levels to replace them with his loyalist to favour the emergence of his political godson in Kaduna central and cohorts in Kaduna State, this ignited, so many petitions sent to the National APC Headquarters in Abuja.
“Upon all the efforts of National Chairman of APC Adams Oshiomhole to reconcile and sanitize the party to make it battle ready at the forth coming elections, come 2019 Nasir el-Rufai is all out to destroy the good image of the party instead of him preparing himself an the party platform to face the challenges pose by a now stronger PDP Kaduna State.
“if not for selfish reason Nasiru el-Rufai went to the Nation Headquarters of APC to beg the National Chairman to favour his own preferred aspirant for the Senate in Zone I (Suleiman Audu Kwari) as against two other aspirants Dr Abba Ibrahim and Lawal Aliyu (Silver) which at the end his request was accepted now his favoured aspirant became the flag bearer of the party at Zone I Senatorial district, though his concern is not that of Governance in Kaduna State but Senator Shehu Sani and he feels he can do and undo,” they added.
They therefore, called on the National leadership of the party to resist and ignore all aspects of insinuation that might tarnish the image of the APC as well as the National Chairman of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari through all sorts of skirmishes by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai and cohorts.