Kaduna APC crisis: el-Rufai faction lied, we never held meeting with any group over Senator Sani’s suspension, say police

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The Kaduna State Police Command has denied holding any meeting, formal or informal, with any political group over Senator Shehu Sani’s suspension by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zubairu Abubakar, a DSP, said in Kaduna that the command did not hold any meeting with the APC leadership on Wednesday.
“I am not aware of any meeting with the APC leadership in the state on Wednesday.“
The Kaduna State APC is divided into two. While one faction is loyal to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, the other faction backs Senator Shehu Sani.
Abubakar was reacting to a statement issued by the APC in the state that the Police Command had summoned the party leadership on Wednesday, January 13, over Sani’s suspension.
The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party, Salisu Wusono who issued the statement earlier on Thursday in Kaduna, said that the Command had expressed satisfaction with the reasons the party advanced for Sani’s suspension.
Wusono belongs to the Governor el-Rufai faction of APC in the North-West state.
The statement reads in part “On Wednesday, we got invitation from the police, following our reaffirmation of Senator Shehu Sani’s suspension.
“As leaders of a disciplined party and law abiding citizens, we honoured the invitation and the police were satisfied with our presentation.
“We told them that, the 11-month suspension stands and was done in line with the party’s constitution.
“There is no single individual no matter his or her status, that is above the party.
”The 11-month suspension stands and it was done in accordance with our constitution and powers vested in the leadership,“ Wusono had said in the statement.
According to him, the embattled senator, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District, had complained to the police, on the party’s insistence of suspending him after intervention of the Deputy National Chairman (North-West), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.

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