INTRIGUES within the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) frustrated efforts by the party’s National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole to ensure the return of Kaduna Central Senator Shehu Sani, it was learnt yesterday.
A source close to the NWC told The Nation that despite the verdict of the Appeals Committee, which insisted that Sani be returned as the party’s candidate, the NWC voted to replace him with Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Political Adviser, Uba Sani.
Those, who wanted Sani replaced were said to have argued that since he did not participate in the primary, which threw up Uba Sani, it would be wrong for the party to present his name to INEC as the party’s candidate for the senatorial election.
Oshiomhole was said to have subjected the report of the appeals panel headed by former Edo State Governor Prof. Oserhiemen Osunbor to a debate by NWC members and was defeated on why Shehu Sani should be the APC candidate.
The Nation, October 26, 2018
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