The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state has handed the Senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, an indefinite suspension.
The party placed Sani on indefinite suspension after his 11-month suspension elapsed on Tuesday, November 29.
The indefinite suspension was contained in a letter addressed to Sani, dated November 29 and signed by 15 executives from his ward. According to the letter, Sani’s earlier suspension was to enable the Senator defend himself against the allegations leveled against him, but he failed to do so.
The letter read:
“As you are aware, your suspension from the party for a period of eleven months elapsed today, being Tuesday 29th November, 2016.
“The suspension, which was in line with the constitution of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was to enable you to defend yourself against illegalities committed by you against the party as well as breach of its constitution.
“We expected the period of your suspension to give you the grace of being remorseful, but you rather choose to play otherwise, and this made our party to be vulnerable to disunity, disharmony and further shattering the existing peace mechanism within our ward and the state at large.
“Therefore, in consideration of the constitutional provisions as contained in Article 21 (A) i, ii, iii, v, vi, and vii of the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC), you are hereby suspended indefinitely from active participation of APC activities.
“This is in conformity with article 21 (D) i-(F) which provides punishment for any erring member of the party.
“With this letter, you are hereby warned to abide by the party’s decision.”
Some officials of the party had earlier accused an aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of offering them N3 million bribe to suspend a senator.
The APC executives of Ward 6, Kaduna South Local Government Area, who disclosed this on Sunday at a press conference, accused Uba Sani, Mr. El-Rufai’s political adviser, of offering the bribe to some of their fellow executive members to suspend Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central.
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