El-Ru­fai: Why Shehu Sani’s au­to­matic ticket can’t stand

Weekly Trust - - News - Is­mail Mu­dashir

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.

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