2019: Buhari, Oshiomohle can’t save Sani, others – APC

The battle over the suspension of Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Shehu Sani, and who flies the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the zone is far from over.

  The Assistant National Organising Secretary of the APC, Hon. Muhammad Sani Ibrahim, yesterday declared that no individual can give automatic ticket to any member of the party. Ibrahim, a former member of the House of Representatives from Kaduna State, therefore called on Nigerians and party members to ignore speculations of automatic ticket for Senator Shehu Sani and some senators from the northwest zone.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday, Ibrahim described such speculations being bandied around as unfounded and very disturbing. Ibrahim also said speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari and APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, have endorsed Sani for the senate in 2019 was not true, maintaining that there was a standard procedure and the constitution of the party to follow. He said:”As a compatriot, I feel deeply disturbed by the recent developments in our great party, especially the unfounded rumours regarding candidates for the various offices, as we approach the 2019 general elections.

“More disturbing is the story of the so-called endorsements or automatic tickets that people have been spreading on social media, especially as it relates to Kaduna Central and many parts of the Northwest Senatorial District. “The party’s constitution is supreme and decisions at the National level is not a one-man show as some people wrongly assume.

“There is a standard channel for the communication of all decisions, including the so-called endorsement or automatic tickets. “And this happens after decisions are reached collectively by the National Working Committee (NWC) in conjunction with the National Executive Committee (NEC) which is vested with such powers. “It follows logically therefore, that the stories being bandied on social media are misleading, in the sense that our party is governed by its constitution and not individual wishes. That is why we have the NWC and the NEC”.

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