Seven chairmen of the ruling party in Kaduna have endorsed the indefinite suspension of Senator Shehu Sani.
According to a report by Premium Times, the six LG chairmen of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State backed the suspension of the controversial senator because he was tagged a disrespectful confusionist.
In a statement issued by the local governments' party chairmen blamed Sani for “his continuous refusal to show remorse for his actions and seek forgiveness from any level of the party in the state.”
According to the report, the APC LG chairmen who endorsed the suspension are Magaji Bala, Chukun LG; Abdullahi Jariri, Birnin Gwari LG; Musa Shehu, Kaduna North LG; Ibrahim Musa, Giwa LG; Halidu Bature, Igabi LG; Bala Wahab, Kajuru LG; and Ibrahim Soso, Acting Chairman of the APC in Kaduna South.
“We have received information from Ward 6 in Kaduna South LGA of our great party the APC, on the indefinite suspension of the erring Senator Shehu Sani from the party at those levels.
“Subsequently we wish to hereby endorse this suspension by the ward chapter because of his various attempts at causing divisions within the party in the state, by sponsoring frivolous petitions and troublemaking.
"Also for his continuous refusal to show remorse for his actions and seek forgiveness from any level of the party in the state.
"His actions constitute serious offenses against the party as captured by article 21 section (A), sub sections i, ii, iii, v, vi and vii of the constitution.”
“We recommend that the state party executive committee make haste in also endorsing this appropriate indefinite suspension,” they said.
The suspension endorsement is coming after Senator Sani released a scathing statement attacking Governor El-Rufai on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Reacting to the council chairmen’s endorsement, Sani’s aide, Abdulsamad Amadi, said the signatories were coerced to sign the document.
In his words: “The document was already prepared in the government house. They were being practically forced to sign that document. When they see that people are trooping to the government house, they became apprehensive and later took them to the Seventeen hotel to sign the document.
“The suspension letter was never written on a letter headed paper which could mean that anybody could have written that. I am assuring you that by tomorrow or next, some of the chairmen who were claimed to have signed the document will speak with you people.
“The people that signed the letter were not properly constituted as most of the zonal exco members were not consulted and were not carried along. The zonal chairman was not part of the meeting also.” Mr. Amadi said.