El-Rufai: Why Shehu Sani’s automatic ticket can’t stand
Governor Nasirul El-Rufai of Kaduna State yesterday asserted his position that the automatic ticket granted Senator Shehu Sani by the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot stand.
Speaking to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, he described the automatic ticket as a recipe for the APC to lose the Kaduna Central Senatorial District seat.
The National Working Committee (NWC) had days ago cleared Sani and disqualified Uba Sani and other aspirants. Uba Sani is seen in the state as the preferred candidate.
“Shehu Sani has done things against the interest of the people of Kaduna State and it is time for him to explain why he did what he did and ask the delegates to vote for him but to avoid facing the consequences of your actions by getting what is called automatic ticket is a recipe to losing the election to other parties.
“Shehu Sani was largely responsible for Kaduna State losing a N100 billion loan from the World Bank at 1 percent interest payable over 50 years invested in building our schools and hospitals and infrastructure.
“Everyone in Kaduna knows this and many people are predictably angry. It’s an act of sabotage. It’s time for him to go and explain why he did what he did, if his actions are justified I am sure the delegates will vote for him,” he said.
“I challenge him let’s go to Kaduna central market and let’s see who will come out unscathed. It is a well-known fact that he had done this and many people are angry. All we ask for is a free and fair contest,” he said.