- A former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has resigned his membership from the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP)
- Sani contested on the platform of the PRP to seek reelection into the Senate in 2019 after he fell out with the leadership of the APC in Kaduna state
- The activist turned lawmaker represented Kaduna Central between 2015 and 2019 but was defeated by Uba Sani of APC at the poll
Kaduna, Kaduna - A former senator who represented Kaduna Central at the Senate during the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has dumped his party, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
The Punch reports that this was contained in a letter signed by the ex-lawmaker and addressed to the chairman of the party in ward six, Tudun Wada area of Kaduna state.
Legit.ng gathered that the former lawmaker's letter was titled, ‘Formal notification of my decision to step aside from the party’ and dated July 9, 2021.
The letter read:
“I wish to formally notify you of my decision to step aside from the Peoples Redemption Party. This notice takes effect from today.
“I hope we shall continue to relate in the spirit of our struggle, our shared history, and our common ideological principles. Accept the best wishes of my highest regard.”
Before his defection to PRP during the build-up to the 2019 general election, Sani was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He, however, did not give any reason for leaving the PRP as he did not reveal the next political party he would join.
The PRP was created in the second republic and was led by the late elder statesman, Mallam Aminu Kano after his withdrawal from the National Party of Nigeria (NPN).
PDP drags Governor Matawalle to court over defection to APC
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) approved a legal team led by a former attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Godwin Kanu-Agabi, to challenge the defection of Governor Bello Matawalle.
It was reported that Matawalle recently joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the PDP after the Supreme Court disqualified the APC in the Zamfara governorship elections in 2019.
The legal action was not limited to Matawalle, as it would also challenge the legality of the defection of members of the national and state assemblies from Zamfara state.
Kanu-Agabi would lead a team of lawyers, including Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), when the suit challenging the defections would be filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja this week.
PDP would seek the interpretation of the entire Section 68 of the constitution as regards members of the national and state assemblies, who also defected from PDP to the APC with Matawalle.
Shehu Sani urges FG to end insecurity in Nigeria
In another report, Shehu Sani believes something practical must be done immediately with the rise of students' abductions in the northern part of Nigeria.
It was reported that Sani is especially worried over the fact that a lot of students and pupils are still in captivity while more are being kidnapped.
The northern human rights activist, therefore, suggested that as a way forward, citizens must be trained to defend themselves.