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Shehu Sani Remains Our Senatorial Candidate - APC Insists

The national leadership of the APC has said that Senator Shehu Sani remains its only senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central.

The Returning Officer of a primary held at Murtala Muhammed Square, Kaduna, Prof. Eddie Floyd-Igbo, had declared Governor Nasir el-Rufai's anointed candidate, Uba Sani 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.

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, Malam Uba Sani.

The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena, gave the clarification in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Sunday.

He said Sani was the only senatorial candidate from the zone that was duly recognised by the national body.

Nabena, however, reiterated that, “As far as Kaduna Central Zone 2 is concerned, the only candidate is Senator Shehu Sani.

“Yes, election took place in that zone because of the House of Representatives and the State House of Assembly; as for the senatorial position, however, the only candidate is Senator Shehu Sani.

“The governor (el-Rufai) cannot dictate to the party.”