Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has described as ‘charade’ the endorsement of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, for re-election in 2019 by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State. He said the Governor merely assembled his employees and aides to endorse him saying that, the endorsement was poisonous and corrosive.

He said the endorsement was further to Mr. el-Rufai’s alleged leveraging on Mr. Buhari’s political capital for his selfish interest. Mr. el-Rufa’i, alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, was on Sunday endorsed for re-election at a meeting held at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Hall, Kaduna, attended by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi (APC, North), some members of the House of Representatives and the State House of Assembly, as well as political appointees at both federal and state levels.


Senator Sani, who stayed away from the event, said:

“The so called endorsement of Governor el-Rufa’i by Kaduna APC amounts to endorsement of toxic waste. el-Rufa’i simply gathered his employees, aides and hangers on to endorse him. He is a poisonous viper corrosive to the integrity and moral standing of the party in the state and the nation.

“Nasir el-Rufa’i has embarked on self service expedition by the abrupt loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari that he has so much disdained. His  name dropping and mobilization for Buhari 2019 is self-serving. His loyalty to Buhari is for political relevance and his allegiance to Buhari is for self protection and preservation.

“Now that President Buhari is back from health vacation and and the chances of becoming a Vice President is zero, el-Rufa’i has taken up a new project for Buhari 2019. His obsession with Buhari is not about Buhari but about himself. Buhari should protect his testicles from a man who always bend close to his knees.

“The man who boasts of sending Yar’adua to his grave should not be trusted by Buhari. The snake that killed the hunter can kill the charmer.

“Those who endorsed el-Rufa’i are marketing a bottled fart.”

Senator Sani, who has been in a protracted dispute with Governor el-Rufa’i, belongs to another faction of the APC in Kaduna.