Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has revealed that Senator Shehu Sani’s current travail is because of his criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sani was handed the automatic ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kaduna Central but that was later rescinded.
And in a letter addressed to Buhari by el-Rufai, Sani’s sins included criticizing the federal government due to the killings in the country.
In the letter, the Kaduna governor had revealed that Buhari directed him to begin impeachment proceedings for Sani over acts of contempt and disloyalty.
“When your excellency traveled to London in April 2018 for medical consultation, Shehu Sani ridiculed it on Facebook as ‘Voyage to London, Season 3,” The Cable quoted el-Rufai as saying in the letter dated October 3.
“In May 2018, he lamented what he said was Buhari’ s three years of failure to protect human lives.
“In the same month, he wrote that ‘Baba should protect his testicle from any man who always bends down to greet him.
“Your excellency will recall that earlier this year, you directed me to initiate processes to recall Shehu Sani from the senate to punish his repeated acts of contempt and disloyalty.
“Following your directive, our team in Kaduna studied what was being done in Kogi state regarding the recall of Dino Melaye and drew up a budget.
“Upon examination of the costs and loopholes in the recall process as brutally exposed in Dino Melaye’s case, and in recognition of the immense of preparations for the next elections, it was decided that it may be more prudent to oust him at the ballot.
“The party executives in his ward in Kaduna suspended him from APC in December 2015 for negative comments about your excellency. It was later extended to indefinite suspension in 2016.”