The leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State on Tuesday upheld the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani, representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District of the state, from the party.
Sani, the Publicity Secretary of the Kaduna chapter of the APC, Alhaji Salisu Tanko-Wusono, said in a statement, would serve 11 months suspension for various offences against the party.
The Tudun Wada ward, Kaduna, had earlier handed down an 11-month suspension to the senator.
Affirming the suspension on Sani, the state publicity secretary of the party noted that having exhausted all avenues available to caution the senator, the party had no option but to uphold his suspension at the ward level.
Tanko-Wusono added, “We hereby uphold the suspension of Comrade (Senator) Shehu Sani as a member of the party for the period of 11 months.
“By this suspension, he is to desist from all party activities until when the suspension is lifted.
“The party calls on all its members to be law abiding as we move forward to fulfil our campaign promises.”
He noted that the party had, over a period of time, watched the activities of Sani with disdain, adding that all entreaties to the federal lawmaker to appear before the party’s leadership to clarify certain issues had failed.
He accused Sani of “undue criticisms of policies and programmes” of government both at the federal and state levels and heaping “insults and abuses on party leaders through various media platforms.”
Other offences of the senator against the party, according the Tanko-Wusono, range from reckless statement blaming the Nigerian Army over the clash with members of the Shi’ite sect, aimed at inciting the public, to various attempts to factionalise the party in the state among several others.