Controversy trailing the candidacy of Senator Shehu Sani for Kaduna Central senatorial slot is yet lingering as the national headquarters of the All P
Controversy trailing the candidacy of Senator Shehu Sani for Kaduna Central senatorial slot is yet lingering as the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that he remained the only candidate for the position, contrary to the position of interests working in tandem with the state governor, Mallam Nasir el- Rufai.
The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, gave the clarification yesterday in an interview in Abuja.
He said Mr Sani was the only senatorial candidate from the zone that was duly recognized by the national body.
Shehu Sani had distanced himself from the primary election held in the state on Saturday, where he was said to have lost to Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Political Affairs, Uba Sani.
The Returning Officer of the primary held at Murtala Muhammed Square, Kaduna, Eddie Floyd-Igbo, declared Uba Sani, Mr El-Rufai’s adviser, as the winner with 2,088 votes, while Shehu Sani garnered only 15 votes.
Another aspirant, Usman Ibrahim-Sardauna, was said to have secured only 129 votes.
Mr Nabena, however, reiterated that, “as far as Kaduna Central Zone 2 is concerned, the only candidate is Sen. Shehu Sani.
“Yes election took place in that zone because of the House of Representatives and the State House of Assembly but for the senatorial position, the only candidate is Sen. Shehu Sani.
“The governor cannot dictate to the party.”
The APC headquarters had announced Shehu Sani as its only candidate cleared to contest the Kaduna Central senatorial seat in 2019 elections.