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I Don’t Have Pedigree Of PDP, Senator Shehu Sani Confirms

Senator Shehu Sani

Maverick Senator from Kaduna State, Shehu Sani has confirmed why he did not join those who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), one of which was that he had never at any time believed in PDP.
Speaking to Premium Times on why he didn’t join his colleagues that moved to PDP as a result of one grievance or another, Senator Shehu Sani said: “I don’t have the pedigree of PDP. I’m an activist.“
The Senator acknowledged that the intervention of the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Alhaji Balarabe Musa and Femi Falana dissuaded him from jumping into the boat of defectors.
“My defection was stopped by Asiwaju Tinubu, Oshiomole and Balarabe Musa. First of all, they recognised and accepted the fact that an injustice has been done to me in Kaduna.
“Balarabe Musa invited me to his house, cautioned and counselled me against defection. Asiwaju did the same thing. Adams Oshiomole reminded me of my activism and the stru drew my attention to the fact that all those who defected to the PDP were once PDP members.
“The assurance they gave me was that everything will be sorted out. They assured me that they will intervene on issues which I raised. Because of that I could not defect.”
Apart from the three, the lawmaker alluded his change of mind to interventions by lawyer, Femi Falana, religious leaders and his constituents.
Senator Sani said he raised five issues which the party leaders were to address.
“The first was the fact that the governor (El-Rufai) engineered my suspension and neither the presidency nor the party have ever lend a voice about that.”
“Secondly, my office was attacked five times by thugs. Thirdly, the governor tried to frame me in a murder case. Then the governor publicly incited the general public to attack me because we denied him loan.
“The governor also demolished the house of the national vice chairman of the party when he tried to intervene.”
Senator Sani said his decision to dump the party was upturned a night before the formal announcement on the floor of the Senate.
He added that his colleagues, who later defected mounted intense pressure on him to yield.
“I was under intense pressure from my colleagues who defected, to defect along with them. I explained to them that we have different political constituencies, calculations and background.
On his plan ahead of 2019, Senator Shehu Sani said that he would contest for the senatorial seat again, adding however that the issue is open. depends on the decision of the party.
“I’m going to contest for the Senate. That is it for now.”