‘I’ll contest in 2019’ — Shehu Sani to reveal new party within 48 hours

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not an indication that he has quit politics.

Sani resigned his membership of the APC following the controversies that trailed the ruling party’s primaries for the 2019 general election.

The national working committee (NWC) of the APC had promised him an automatic ticket but the name of Uba Sani, an aide of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s candidate for Kaduna central senatorial district.

This prompted his exit from the ruling party.

In a tweet on Sunday, the serving lawmaker vowed to contest in 2019, promising to disclose his new party in two days.

“This is to thank all my supporters and friends for the show of solidarity and assurances of support over my decision to exit the APC,” Sani tweeted.

“I assure you that in the next two days you will be informed of my new party. And be rest assured I will contest in the upcoming elections Insha Allah.”