The Kaduna state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has given automatic tickets to Senator Shehu Sani, Suleiman Abdul Kwari and Barnabas Yusuf Bala.
Concise News recalls that the senator, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, had expressed his reservations with the decision of the party in the state to adopt indirect primaries.
The Kaduna Central lawmaker had also declined to step down for other APC aspirants scrambling for the Kaduna Central Senatorial District ticket.
Ibrahim Usman (Sardauna Badarawa); Shamsu Shehu Giwa; Gen. Mohammed Sani Saleh; and Uba Sani, a Special Adviser to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, are the aspirants seeking Sani’s seat.
Senator Sani had also refused to defect from the ruling party, vowing to remain in the APC, irrespective of the said pressure from his colleagues.
Speaking on his automatic ticket, Senator Sani denied the reports that Senator Aliyu Wammako, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, and Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina intervened and pleaded for his automatic ticket.
Concise News reports that Kwari will represent Kaduna North Senatorial District, while Barnabas Yusuf Bala will represent Southern Kaduna Senatorial District.