The Senator representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has announced his withdrawal from the senatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kaduna Central.
The Senator announced his withdrawal in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Abdulsamad Amadi in Kaduna on Saturday.
“We wish to inform the general public that Sen. Shehu Sani is not part of, and is not participating in a purported Kaduna Central APC senatorial primaries.
“The office of Senator Shehu Sani has not, and will not send anybody as its representative or agent to that illegality that some desperate people are organising.
“This is because the national leadership of the APC has not scheduled any senatorial primaries in Kaduna central today.
“Consequently, anybody that goes there does so at his or her own freewill and does not in anyway represent the interest of Sen. Shehu Sani.
“The Senator and his team are law abiding citizens and loyal party members who will always obey the directives of the National leadership of our great party,” Sani said.
Four aspirants are in the race for the party’s ticket to represent the Kaduna Central senatorial zone.
The quest to elect a new senator to represent the constituency will bring together 3,200 delegates at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Multipurpose Sports Hall, Kaduna.
They are: Malam Uba Sani, Special Adviser on Political and Intergovernmental Affairs to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai; Sani Saleh who lost the seat to Shehu Sani in 2015 general elections; Usman Ibrahim, a businessman, and Shamsideen Shehu Giwa.