- Senator Shehu Sani has said the APC's presidential candidate in 2023 should emerge from among those who fought for the party in 2015
- The former federal lawmaker said the alleged move to impose a candidate outside the realm of those who fought for the ruling party is unfortunate
- Nevertheless, Sani, a former APC chieftain who is now in the PDP, said the move to impose such candidate is the party's problem
Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker from Kaduna state, has spoken on how the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should pick its presidential candidate ahead of 2023.
In a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng on Tuesday, February 15, the PDP chieftain said it will be a great betrayal if the APC does not pick its presidential candidate from among those who worked hard and used their resources for the ruling party in 2015.
Sani who used to be a member of the APC said the alleged move to impose a candidate outside of those who fought for the party is unfortunate.
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"I don’t belong to the ruling party, but it will be a great betrayal for the party to even contemplate proposing anyone for leadership of the country other than those who committed and sacrificed their resources, time and energy for the victory of the president and the party in 2015.
"The surreptitious move to sneak in and impose a candidate outside the realm of those who fought hard is unfortunate.But that is their problem and their impending disaster."
Meanwhile, Senator Sani's statement has drawn reactions from Nigerians on social media.
Benjamin Isaiah said:
"You may be suggesting that they should consider JAGABA. I come in peace."
Muhammad Sani said:
"Sir, I think you have more to worry about your party fielding the right candidate come 2023. Every party have one problem or another."
Comr Mufti Sasaco said:
"That is common with the ruling party. You are also a victim. APC and Buhari don’t reward loyalty,and that is their problem."
Kabiru Shehu said:
"Sir, what you have said is just a second or third episode of our party or PMB'S betrayal, because you are talking of those that spent their resources, time, talent and energy to see PMB's /APC's victory in 2015, have you forgotten about how APC/PMB'S administration maltreated Sen.Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso , Bukola Saraki, Atiku Abubakar?
"Asiwaju then was laughing when those maltreated, thought he'd upper hand to actualize his dream."
What will happen to many Nigerian politicians in 2023 - Sani
In another report, Senator Sani said the 2023 general elections will change the fate of many powerful Nigerian politicians.
The outspoken ex-senator noted that most of the persons who treat themselves as demi-gods because of the power they have arrogated to themselves will become normal, having been stripped of the advantages and immunity attached to them.
Sani also predicted such so-called untouchable persons will be deserted by their aides and security details in regular and common places.