- The PDP may have received a fresh boost as Senator Shehu Sani joined the opposition party ahead of 2023
- Senator Sani allegedly confirmed his defection on Thursday, September 16, during a meeting with some PDP stakeholders in Kaduna
- Sani who represented Kaduna Central in the eighth Senate on the APC left for the PRP following his failure to get the ruling party's senatorial ticket in 2019
Kaduna, Kaduna state - Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker from Kaduna Central, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Daily Trust reported that Sani's defection was confirmed by his close aide, Malam Suleiman Ahmed.
Ahmed was quoted to have said:
“Yes, Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani has finally settled to join the PDP but official ceremony and reception will be in the next two weeks all things being equal.”
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Legit.ng notes that Senator Sani represented Kaduna Central Senatorial district in the 8th Assembly from 2015-2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was, however, unable to return to the ninth Senate due to an unresolved issue he had with Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The outspoken political activist eventually defected to the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) under which he contested but lost.
Reacting to Sani's defection on Facebook, Stephen Junior said:
"That's the culture in Nigeria political system defecting anyhow as they like, very porous political institution in Nigeria."
Chekwube Chukwu Philips said:
"All these politicians with their drama! They are all after their pockets."
Oluwatoyin Gbenga Salako said:
"The man don suffer from el-Rufai too much. Am not surprised ☹️"
Fidelis Brown said:
"These politicians are like Manchester United today. Tomorrow. Chelsea and next tomorrow Arsenal. Even in future e fit be Ajax. Chai when will the youth have their turn when same old group of people always reshuffle themselves in name of politics."
Salim Usman said:
"When he achieved his political desire defecting back to d former n latter will be simple."
Shehu Sani dumped PRP
In July, Senator Sani dumped PRP. He wrote a letter to that effect, addressing it 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.
Fani-Kayode finally dumps PDP, joins ruling APC
Meanwhile, after months of speculations and denial, a former minister of aviation during the administration of the ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, Femi Fani-Kayode, has formally joined the ruling APC.
He was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday, September 16, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fani Kayode said that he was led by the spirit of God in his decision and that he joined the APC to help for the unity of the country, adding that he was against anything that would cause the disintegration of Nigeria.