Shehu Sani has withdrawn from the senatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kaduna Central.
Sani, who is currently representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the Senate, announced the withdrawal in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Abdulsamad Amadi in Kaduna on Saturday.
“We wish to inform the general public that Sen. Shehu Sani is not part of, and is not participating in a purported Kaduna Central APC senatorial primaries.
“The office of Senator Shehu Sani has not, and will not send anybody as its representative or agent to that illegality that some desperate people are organising.
“This is because the national leadership of the APC has not scheduled any senatorial primaries in Kaduna central today.
“Consequently, anybody that goes there does so at his or her own freewill and does not in anyway represent the interest of Sen. Shehu Sani.
“The Senator and his team are law abiding citizens and loyal party members who will always obey the directives of the National leadership of our great party,” Sani said.
Meanwhile, more than 3, 200 delegates are taking part in the senatorial primaries taking place at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Multipurpose Sports Hall, Kaduna.
Four aspirants are in the race for the party’s ticket to represent the Kaduna Central senatorial zone.
They are: Malam Uba Sani, Special Adviser on Political and Intergovernmental Affairs to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai; Sani Saleh who lost the seat to Shehu Sani in 2015 general elections; Usman Ibrahim, a businessman, and Shamsideen Shehu Giwa.