The lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district at national assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has vowed to continuously criticise the “anti-people policies” of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state.
According The Cable, the suspension of Sani from the party on Monday, was not unconnected to his rumoured ambition to be governor of the state in 2019, which has been trending in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), although there are now reports that the suspension letter was forged”.
Speaking to NAN in Kaduna on Tuesday, December 29, his special assistant on politics and ideology, Suleiman Ahmed, said nothing would deter his principal from criticising the current governorship regime.
“This letter is not relevant; it has no value to us. This letter will energise him the more; it will strengthen his resolve to criticise the government of the state if it goes wrong,” he said.
“The senator will continuously criticise any policy that is anti-people up to the end of his tenure in the senate and beyond.
“So if you feel that the senator should not criticise the government of the day because he is part of the party that brought the current government to power, then when he comes out to re-contest in 2019, do not vote for him.
“He will criticise the government, whether or not he comes back as a senator in 2019. This is because Sani has been consistent in his criticism of anti-democratic processes and elements, he did not start his criticism in the current democratic dispensation.
“He has been doing criticism of anti-people policies right from the military era. That’s what has caused his imprisonment on several occasions,” Ahmed stated.