If El-Rufai is for war, we are also for war and a bigger war – Shehu Sani
Author: Tunde Ososanya
– Senator Shehu Sani of the All Progressives Congress has stated that he would support any effort aimed at resolving the crisis in Kaduna state chapter of the party
– Sani was summoned by the leader of the party’s fact-finding committee on the crisis, Segun Oni
– The lawmaker, however, said that if Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state is for peace, he is also for peace, and if the governor is for war, then he is also for war and a bigger war The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has stated that he would support any effort at resolving the crisis rocking Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sani gave the assurance on Sunday, March 4 in Abuja while speaking with newsmen after meeting with Segun Oni, leader of the party’s fact-finding committee on the crisis, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Sani was summoned by Oni as his faction of the party could not meet with members of the committee when they visited Kaduna.
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– Okorocha blows hot Sani maintained that he was in support of any effort that would restore peace, unity, and stability within the party in the state and the country.
He, however, added that it was in the interest of the party not to defer its problems and crises, but to solve them. According to him, there is no problem in the APC that cannot be solved, so long as the contending parties are ready for settlement.
“If one person is ready and the other person is not ready, certainly we are not going to make any headway. So, I very much identify myself with any effort that is aimed at bringing peace. “Our position is this if the governor of Kaduna state is for peace, we are for peace.
If he’s for war, we are also for war and a bigger war.” The lawmaker, however, said that it was the desire of everyone to come together and work to heal wounds. This, he said, was critical to restoring confidence and hope in the minds of millions of Nigerians that voted for the APC in 2015.
He added that a situation where some people within the party were treated as outcasts would not augur well for it. Sani also said that it was wrong for some people to be categorized as pro-Buhari and others as anti-Buhari within the party. He said that everyone who is in the APC was pro-Buhari, explaining that the difference was that while some were not sycophants, others were.
He, however, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to personally intervene in the crisis in the party in Kaduna, saying that Buhari “is the glue that binds the members”.
He said: “I still see President Muhammadu Buhari as the glue of APC; if we don’t have Buhari in the APC, everyone will find his way to his home. So, as he remains the glue, he must also be up and be doing in addressing these crises.”.
According to him, the president`s philosophy of being for everybody and for nobody has led the party to nowhere. He said that addressing the crisis in Kaduna chapter was critical to averting the tragedy that may befall the party in upcoming elections.
The lawmaker added: “As far as I am concerned, the success of this party in the upcoming elections is dependent on how it would be able to manage the crisis and solve the problems. “The Segun Oni committee came to Kaduna and requested that we should all sheath our sword and bury our hatchet.
For now, we only covered our hatchet with leaves.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central senatorial district described the administration of Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state as a failure.
Sani, who has been in a long-standing battle with El-Rufai, urged the governor to shelve his presidential ambition for 2019 since he has failed as a governor.
In a widely reported statement on Wednesday, June 21, Sani slammed El-Rufai for sitting as governor and allowing insecurity to fester in the state.
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