- Senator Shehu Sani has restated his commitment to stay in the ruling APC
- 15 senators and 35 House of Representatives members had on Tuesday, June 24, defected to PDP and ADC
- He asked his critics to seek doctor's help to avoid getting hypertension
The senator representing Kaduna central at the Senate, Shehu Sani, has hit back at those who want him to leave the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying that his critics should seek doctor's help to avoid getting hypertension.
Vanguard reports that Sani on his Facebook page said: "If my stay in All Progressive Congress APC is causing you sleepless night you might as well go to the hospital so that you do not have hypertension.”
NAIJ.com gathered that Sani added that he is not leaving the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) “for now.”
Sani said this on Thursday, August 2, during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Asked if he would remain in the APC the Senator said: “For now, yes.”
It was reported that despite opting to remain in the APC, despite the defection of many of his colleagues in the National Assembly including Senate president Bukola Saraki, Senator Sani said he had not been made any promise of an automatic ticket.
“I heard that senators were promised juicy carrots and I am not a rabbit. But what I know very well is the PDP that promised the automatic tickets.
“The APC said there is no automatic ticket and I believe I am very much prepared for any form of primaries,” he added.
Senator Sani dismissed his reported suspension by the APC executive in his ward, stressing that he was used to fighting.
The senator also restated his call for a harmonious relationship between the National Assembly and the executive and for the conflict in the party to be resolved with caution.
He warned that any illegal attempt to remove the leadership of the National Assembly will be dangerous.
“It is natural to protest and even to strike. But when issues are put on the table and they are about to be addressed, I think you should give it a listening ear.
“What I advise is that it is dangerous to attempt to circumvent the law to remove the leadership of the National Assembly. And there are ways we can address these issues.
“From my knowledge of what is happening particularly in the Senate, the numbers are not there. The numbers to remove the Senate president are not there. Also, the numbers to remove those on the side of the president are not there,” he added.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central said that it was the intervention of the trio of chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomole, a leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, and the national chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party Balarabe Musa to stop him from leaving the ruling party.
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