- Following the mass defection at the National Assembly, the APC senators met with President Buhari
- Speaking after the meeting, Senator Shehu Sani said his attendance does not mean his issues have been solved 100%
- He said the problems that the new leadership of the party is trying to solve today was something that could have been solved a year or two ago
Senator Shehu Sani has said that he believes in the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. The senator spoke after the senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with the president on Wednesday, July 25.
Premium Times reports that Sani said he attended the meeting as a member of the APC caucus in the Senate.
The senator representing Kaduna Central who is considered one of the aggrieved members of the party said he is convinced the party has a leader working towards solving the party’s problem.
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He said: “My presence here does not mean that my issues have been solved 100 per cent. But I am of the belief that we have a leader in the party who is doing everything possible to see that the problems that we have are solved.
“Revolt at times is most necessary. In fact, APC is a reflection of a revolt, it revolted against a system of iniquity, injustice, and today it is in power.
“So, I am here because I believe in the leadership of the party, I believe also in the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and I am also of the believe that there is no issue that we cannot solve as human beings, as men of conscience and conviction."
He said the discussion with the president was “reassuring and in every possible way; soothing and comforting that a process has started to heal the wounds and also address issues that led us to where we are today.”
“We must recognise the very fact that the problems that the new leadership of the party is trying to solve today was something that could have been solved a year or two ago.
“I always tell the chairman of the party that he inherited both a civil war and cold war in the party and he is doing everything possible to solve them and I am of the belief that a forum like this is a big step forward.
“I don’t pretend to see the problem that led to my decision to think twice about the party have all been solved; but I believe this leadership can solve the problem and that is why I am here."
The chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, said he was happy with the meeting. He said: “The good thing about this meeting is that the senators have come in huge numbers to prove what the Senate leader earlier said, that APC remains the party with the largest number of senators in the Senate.
“There was a clear attempt by a few who have other agenda to try to play up fears and then seek to profit from those fears by spreading misinformation in a manner that they did.
“But like everything that is not based on truth, overtime the truth emerges and people who are victims of disinformation retrace their steps; which is why a senator from Ogun (Mr Tejuoso) has returned to the fold and I am sure more and more, who left out of confusion and who were misled, I am sure will come back.
“We remain focussed, we remain committed to addressing those critical challenges that confront our country; insecurity, economy and fighting corruption.”
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Meanwhile, Senate president Bukola Saraki has reportedly said his chances of leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) are “very, very high.”
According to Daily Trust, the Senate president made this comment to Reuters on Tuesday, July 25.
Saraki’s comment is coming just as some senators and House of Representatives members on the platform of the APC left for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and the African Democratic Congress.
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