Shehu Sani Spits Fire

By Abdulmumin Giwa

Following widespread accusations against the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone Shehu Sani by the enraged Kaduna state government claiming that the Senator is standing between the masses and infrastructural developments in the state for disallowing the governor Nasiru El-Rufai to access a loan of $350 million, the Senator speaks even tough against the loan acquisition.

Speaking on a Hausa political program on Invecta FM Radio in Kaduna, Senator Shehu Sani says Kaduna state is second only to Lagos state on the list of indebted states in the country with a loan of $200 million. Hence, the state does not deserve to seek additional loan of an amount even more than the current liability.

The Senator explained that the loan is not in the interest of the state as the masses will be left to face its repercussions for about ten years to come while those who access it will be enjoying with their friends and families.

He asked if any of the masses was aware that the governor was going to access the loan before now that it is being spread around that he is against the development of the state.

He added that the state has benefitted from free funds and allocations which nothing about them has been made public by the governor. But now that the Assembly has refused the state access to loan it is being mischievously spread everywhere.

“Let it be written that I Senator Sheh

u Sani has refused to allow the state governor to access a loan of $350 million because it is not in the interest of the masses” he said, adding that they should wait for another senator when he is out of there to come and give them access to the loan.

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POLITICS: Saraki, Tinubu’s humiliation will make Buhari’s re-election tough –Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has warned that the humiliation of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, by the federal government, will make the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari a tough bid.

Sani who spoke with Saturday Sun in an exclusive interview in Lagos declared that the ruling APC failed to accord Saraki and TInubu the respect they deserve for their contributions to the 2015 victory of the present government

His words: “I must be frank with you, Tinubu has endured a lot of humiliation under the present administration. He was never much consulted, never much recognised as somebody who sacrificed his energy, time and resources to bring the party to where it is.

“It is rather unfortunate that after the party won and the government established, some people started calling some people criminals, thieves and people of questionable character.

“The South-West political leaders who contributed to the victory of the party have been treated with disdain and contempt. That is in inimical to the interest of the South-West.”

Continuing, the federal lawmaker stated that other party leaders including the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, suffered a similar fate from name-callers, even as he claimed that the five former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors who dumped their party to work for APC in 2015 have since been abandoned

“The five PDP governors who abandoned Jonathan and joined the APC have been despised and treated with contempt.”

This, he added, also affects other leaders and parts of the country whom he said also feel abandoned.
Going down memory lane, the rights activist blamed the development on lack of ideology on the part of the APC and the lackadaisical attitude of President Buhari. “The APC was not formed on ideology. It is only a convergence for people from different political backgrounds.

“The issue was how to seize the vehicle from PDP and after seizing the vehicle, the problem now became, the direction the vehicle will go. You can see the contradiction in the party which has cracked into a cold war, and sometimes, hot war” he stressed.

Sani who further blamed President Buhari said: “The president has allowed the crisis to move from infancy to where it is now. Nobody could solve the crisis except the president because every body is a party to the crisis.”

According to him, Buhari preferred aligning with APC governors who he described as part of the crisis. He however expressed happiness that the Tinubu reconciliation committee was already looking into the crisis with the aim of resolving it.

The lawmaker however warned that it will be a great disaster for Buhari to jettison the recommendations of the committee as the party needs healing ahead of the 2019 polls.

Source: The Sun

Mass Protest Calling For Release of Sheikh Zakzaky Rocks Kaduna

A mass protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN calling for immediate and unconditional release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky took place in the city centre of Kaduna.
The leader of the Movement has been in detention since his residence was attacked by Nigerian Army in December 2015 where he was shot severally by the soldiers.
There is a court order for his release and compensation yet to be obeyed by the Nigerian government.
The Nigerian government has recently appealled the court decision. IMG-20180320-WA0006