The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared their opposition to the 2019 re-election bid of Senator Shehu Sani.
The party stated that Uba Sani, a Political Adviser to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is their choice for the Senatorial ticket in 2019.
The APC Chairman of Kaduna North Local Government Area, Musa Sheriff, insisted that Shehu Sani was not recognised by the party.
“Indeed we all agreed to endorse Uba, and that is because we deem him best for the seat come 2019.
“I want you to know that the current Senator, Shehu Sani, is still not pardoned by the party, and technically he is not recognised as a member of the party in Kaduna”, he said.
Elsewhere, the Kaduna South APC Chairman, Ibrahim Magaji, confirmed the position, stating that: “It is a unanimous decision.”
“We all agree that Uba should contest for the Senate seat in 2019”.
Reacting, an Aide to Senator Sani, assured that the camp will respond at the appropriate time.
“We cannot respond to them now, because this is not the time to start campaigning for political seats or positions.”
“The Nigerian Constitution is clear, and as law-abiding citizens, we will wait until the right time, as stated in the Electoral Act, that campaigns should start.
“But as far as we are concerned, they are only speaking for themselves, not for the people of their Constituencies.
“When the time for campaigns and elections come, we shall see”, he added.