The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He disclosed this in a letter dated October 19 and addressed to the Chairman of the party, in ward 6, Tudun Wada North, Kaduna.

Although he did not give any specific reason for leaving and also did not state which party he would be defecting to, the decision may not be unconnected to the withdrawal of the automatic ticket given to him initially by the party’s National Working Committee.

The statement read, “I present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“l had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds in the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realization of those democratic ideals which I hold very dear, that honour and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the patty and, most importantly, that internal party democracy will always be the norm. However, only posterity can affirm the extent to which the APC has committed to and reflected these values.

“As I exit the APC at this point in time. I wish to formally thank the party for availing me the platform upon which I am currently serving this country in the honoured capacity of Senator of the Federal Republic.

“I wish the party well in all her future endeavours and ask sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations.”

See a copy of the letter below:

Shehu Sani contested for the party’s senatorial ticket along with four others.

He, however, lost to Uba Sani, who won with 2,088 votes, as against his 15 votes.

While he was absent from the primary, he described it as a “Kangaroo” exercise.

Other aspirants, Usman Ibrahim, got 129 votes, a former Senator, General Sani Saleh got 55 votes, while another contestant, Shamsudeen Shehu, got six votes respectively.

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