1 August 2017
Senator Shehu Sani has called on the National leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to act fast otherwise what destroyed the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, and made many of its members to defect to APC and other parties may soon befall it.
Sen. Sani said this when he led a delegation of politicians from Kaduna state to pay a visit to the National Chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, in Abuja on Monday.
Sani met with Oyegun over last Sunday’s incident where himself and some APC politicians from Kaduna state were attacked by some hoodlums who disrupted a press conference they were holding in the Nigerian Union of Journalist secretariat in Kaduna.
Sani called for the press conference to raise alarm over what he described as the imposition of party delegations from the state to the upcoming National Convention of the party.
Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, Sani said, “They sat down in the palace of their gods to write names and sent it down here for us to accept; that can never happen.
“This was the seed of the destruction of the PDP, where individuals considered themselves as gods and any other person a slave; that will never happen in Kaduna state.
“We are here to present our case and to appeal to the instrument of the leadership of this party to intervene in the Kaduna issue before it becomes too late.
“We are here to also state it to the party´s national leadership that we are under siege in Kaduna.
“The use of thugs and violence by agents and close associates of the state government is one thing we cannot tolerate.
“If we continue on this part, where one person feels he is a god, I think we are simply repeating the very problem that destroyed the party we ejected out of power.
“We are here in the spirit of that, and we hope that we will get the cooperation of the national party´s leadership to come to the rescue of the party in Kaduna before it is too late.”