The crisis in the Kaduna state chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) appears to be far from over, as the chapter dared the national leadership by conducting a senatorial primary for Kaduna Central.
The senator representing the zone in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, did not take part in the poll as the national body of the party had earlier cleared him as the APC candidate.
But the Kaduna chapter rejected the lawmaker’s clearance.
Concise News understands that five aspirants took part in the primary, which was held at the Murtala Square Hall, amidst tight security.
Eddie Floyd, who is the Coordinator for the Central Senatorial/House of Representatives primaries for Kaduna, listed their names as follows – Sani Saleh, Uba Sani, Shehu Sani, Usman Ibrahim and Shamsudeen Giwa.
However, Senator Sani described the election as a charade.
“We wish to inform the general public that Senator Shehu Sani is not part of, and is not participating in a purported Kaduna central APC senatorial primaries,” he said in a statement.
“The said event is a fake charade that is being organized by drowning politicians who want to cause confusion and destabilize (the) APC.
“The office of Senator Shehu Sani has not, and will not send anybody as their representative or agent to that illegality.
“This is because the national leadership of the APC has not scheduled any senatorial primaries in Kaduna central today.”