The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Sani made his resignation known in a letter to the party chairman of the APC in ward 6, Tudun wada north, Kaduna.
The letter reads, “I present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“l had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds in the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realization of those democratic ideals which I hold very dear, that honor and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the patty and, most importantly, that internal party democracy will always be the norm. However, only posterity can affirm the extent to which the APC has committed to and reflected these values.
“As I exit the APC at this point in time. I wish to formally thank the party for availing me the platform upon which I am currently serving this country in the honoured capacity of Senator of the Federal Republic.
“I wish the party well in all her future endeavors and ask sir, that you please accept the assurance of my highest considerations.”
His decision comes few days after the national body of the APC submitted the name of Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s political adviser, Uba Sani, as the candidate for that senatorial district.
Sani had been at loggerheads with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State since the APC came to power in 2015.
Many had expected him to join the gale of defections in the national assembly in July, but he was persuaded by the national leadership of the party to remain.
He has yet to pitch tent with another political party.