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National Convention: Shehu Sani Shades APC Over Consensus Candidates



The former senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani has thrown shades at ruling All Progressives Congress over the arrangement of consensus candidates to take over the leadership of the party’s National Working Committee.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently held a meeting with governors under the APC urging them to settle for consensus candidates and the former Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu was reportedly the president’s choice for the office of the chairman.

Buhari had explained that his reason for opting for consensus candidates was to ensure a successful convention.

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Reacting to this on Friday through his Facebook page, Sani, who is a former member of the ruling party, said the convention was a formality to stamp the choices of the president, insinuating that it is not democratic.

He said, “The convention is a mere formality for party members and leaders, coming from far and near to the venue, in order to totally accept and endorse the choices of Mr President for party leadership; And to smile and dance and you must call it ‘democratic’ whether you like it or not. That is the traditional ritual of Nigeria’s ruling political party history past and present.”

The national convention of the APC will hold Saturday, March 26 in Abuja.

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