Shehu Sani’s suspension tears APC Kaduna apart
There seems to be no end in sight to crisis rocking All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State due to versions of positions as regard authenticity of Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial District, Shehu Sani as member of the party.
A group in a statement signed by one Ward Six Chairman, Ibrahim Salisu Togo, Tudun Wada North Chapter of APC had on Thursday insisted that, their decision to suspend the lawmaker was based on the constitution of the party.
“We, the Tudun Wada North, Ward Six Exco of the all Progressives Congress, APC in Kaduna South Local Government wish to affirm our decision on the indefinite suspension of Senator Shehu Sani”, the statement read in part.
But, Chairman of APC in the State, Emmanuel Jakada argued that, reaffirming suspension of the senator is unconstitutional saying, a serving senator cannot be suspended on the pages of newspapers.
The APC Chair who spoke to leadership of Nigerian Union of Journalists in Kaduna via telephone call said, “I am not around. I am attending a programme in Jos.
“Look, suspension does not come from the pages of newspapers. However, at the local government, there must be a committee to find out the allegations. There are a lot of constitutional processes to be followed before you can pronounce somebody suspended.
“As the Chairman, I have set up committee to reconcile the aggrieved members so I expected that if there was any issue with any of the aggrieved member it is supposed to be directed to the reconciliation committee.
“Am so surprised that I am hearing this from you people, I have not seen anything like that on my table. I don’t believe that the right thing according to the constitution has been done”, he said.