Sen. Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) on Tuesday joined People’s Redemption Party (PRP), three days after he left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sani made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser, Political and Ideology, Mr Suleiman Ahmed, in Abuja.
“It has become impossible for the senator to continue to co-habit with reactionaries and their perfidious and inimical style of politics,” he said.
“Sen. Sani maintains the highest respect and honour for President Muhammadu Buhari. However, we prefer to live in a Cottage of Honour than a mansion of shame.
“Sen. Shehu Sani has returned to the PRP. PRP represents our socialist revolutionary ideology.
“Sen. Sani is now free from the toxicity and infamy APC existentially represents. We left the APC for the emperors and their lackeys.”
The Kaduna State Chairman of the party, Dr Tom Maiyashi, said the lawmaker is now among their fold, adding that he’d been duly registered and offered membership card of the party.
He stressed that “Sen. Shehu Sani has registered with the party and his ward is Kaduna South.”
Sani on Sunday resigned from the APC after his name was omitted from the senatorial list submitted to INEC, despite assurances from the National Working Committee of the party.
The afro-wearing senator was substituted with Mr Uba Sani, an aide to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai, at the death.
Following the substitution, Sen. Sani, in a statement by his Special Assistant Media, Abdulsamad Amadi, said the process was ‘illegal’.
The lawmaker had been having a running battle with Gov. El-rufai, and his defection may not be unconnected to it.