Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna central at the Nigerian Senate, has resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The decision of the Kaduna central lawmaker is coming on the heels of the controversies that trailed the party’s primaries for the 2019 elections.
Senator Sani sent his resignation letter to the chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
In a letter dated October 19, the Kaduna central lawmaker said: “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),” the letter read.
“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 honor 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 endeavors and ask sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations,” he added
Africa News 24 recalls that APC National Working Committee (NWC) had cleared the senator as the only candidate for the senatorial district but the governor of the state, Nasir el-Rufai, kicked against it.
Subsequently, a primary election was conducted in the district and Uba Sani, the preferred candidate of Governor el-Rufai, was declared winner in an election which was boycotted by Senator Sani.
After the election, Senator Sani filed an appeal and the party upheld his appeal but the name of el-Rufai’s candidate was sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).