Shehu Sani stressed that “he is neither a sycophant nor a hypocrite who will not speak his mind when there is the need to do so.”
Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the threat by the Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to expel him from the party.
The APC accused the senator of anti-party conduct as he had criticized the federal government and raised his voice against the fuel pump price increase.
As a result, the party’s leadership threatened to punish the politician by sending him away from the APC fold, Premium Times reports.
On Friday, May 20, Sani issued a statement though his special adviser on politics and ideology, Suleiman Ahmed, describing the APC’s threat as the hallucination of a barely educated ogogoro drinker.
Stressing that he remains a devoted supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Sani noted that “he is neither a sycophant nor a hypocrite who will not speak his mind when there is the need to do so.”
“The press conference and threat of expulsion made by one Tanko Wusono of Kaduna APC against comrade Senator Shehu Sani for objecting to the increase in pump price of petroleum products stands unambiguously condemned. Kaduna APC as it exists today is simply an extension of El-Rufai’s government.
“The press conference is the hands of Jacob and the voice of Esau. The said Tanko Wusono is the special assistant to El-Rufai’s commissioner for local government Bashir Saidu at the same time member of Kaduna internal revenue board. El-Rufai is cowardly to directly confront Sen Sani and resort to using Buhari’s name to fight his domestic battles.
“Senator Shehu Sani reserves the right to freely express his opinion and no bespectacled pigmy can stop him from doing that,” the statement read in part.
According to Sani, Governor El-Rufai has never been a Buhari man but “a pretender who can kneel down to anyone as long as that can propel him to power.”
“The use of APC Kaduna to fight Shehu Sani by El-Rufai is a testimony to how timid and mischievous the governor is. El-Rufai is a man who had abused PMB and only aligned himself with him when Yar’adua and GEJ denied him juicy ministerial positions and recognition he craved.
“El-Rufai is a man who had spent 13 years of the 16 years of PDP in power and now claims false progressive credentials. The heart, the lungs and the “blockos” of El-Rufai are still PDP. He is an arrogant man allergic to criticism. It’s shameful that the El-Rufai, who claims to be a Buharist, still can’t publicly declare his assets like PMB,” he said.
Describing El-Rufai as a bad and rotten egg in the APC, Sani accused the governor of destroying the party in Kaduna state.
“He knelt down for Atiku to become BPE chair and later betrayed him. He knelt down for Obj to become a minister and later betrayed him. He knelt down for Buhari to be governor of which later he will betray him. Fear El-Rufai whenever he kneels down before you,” he stated.
Sani called on El-Rufai to stop hiding behind APC Kaduna and wearing the mask of a Buhari man to fight his battles.
The senator had earlier slammed Buhari and his administration for attempting to muzzle the country’s labour union protesting the increment in the price of premium motor spirit.
He said it was hypocritical trying to shut down the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress as well as other labour-related bodies for trying to support the masses at this trying times.