Kaduna APC defies NWC, insists on his suspension
THE National Working Committee NWC of the All Progressives Congress APC has upturned the suspension placed on the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani by his ward executives.
The NWC’s decision was disclosed in a statement by the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena in Abuja, saying “The National Secretariat has received the news of the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani by the Tudun Wada ward Chairman and wish to clarify that the purported suspension of Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District is hereby lifted and is confirmed as a bona fide member and leader of our party.
“The Chairman Kaduna State Chapter has been directed to inform the relevant Ward and Local Government chapters appropriately, and also put the necessary mechanism towards complementing the efforts of the National leadership towards ensuring lasting peace and unity in the party.”
But in a swift response, Kaduna State Executive Council, SEC, of the party has rejected the purported reinstatement of the senator In a statement by Salisu Tanko Wusono, Assistant Publicity Secretary of the part in the state, said the state chapter of the party “will insist on our prerogatives.
We will not indulge those that have betrayed our people”. The statement reads in part: “The Kaduna State APC will not sacrifice its cohesion, discipline and unity for political expediency. We have waged a long and consistent struggle to uphold respect for the Party, its constitution, and party spirit so that this party can grow and fulfil the hopes that inspired its formation.
“Therefore, we affirm the indefinite suspension of Shehu Sani for serial indiscipline and violations of the Party Constitution, and further clarify that the Constitution of our Party does not bestow any powers on the national headquarters to quash the decisions of the Ward, Local Government and State Executive of the Party.
You cannot join the party at your ward level, proceed to treat the same party with utmost contempt for three years, then delude yourself into a belief that the national headquarters can now declare you a saint, and impose you on the state party!” Related