Senator Shehu Sani has been confirmed as the candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) for Kaduna Central senatorial district in the 2019 general election.
The chairman, Kaduna State chapter of PRP, Tom Maiyashi, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.
Sani recently dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PRP after a protracted dispute with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna.
Maiyaishi said by joining the party, the outspoken senator has only returned home because his ideology matches that of PRP.
He said: “I wish to confirm that he is the candidate that will be contesting under our party for Kaduna Central Senatorial district. He has been fully registered at his ward six Tudun Wada ward in Kaduna South local government Area of the state.
”Senator Shehu Sani’s ideology has always been that of the PRP, so to us, he has just come back home and we are happy he has returned.”
He also disclosed that before Sani joined the party, someone purchased the party’s nomination form for the senatorial ticket, but on his own decided to step down.
The chairman thus indicated the party would write the electoral commission, INEC, to substitute the former candidate’s name with that of Sani.
He, therefore, appealed to the electorate to vote for all PRP candidates across the country in the general elections.
“As a party, we are committed to providing good governance for Kaduna and other states where we are fielding candidates,” he said.