Senator Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District has accused Governor Nasir El-Rufai of working against him.
Speaking to VANGUARD, Senator Sani omplained that the governor was trying to reduce his political clout by giving recognition and political patronage to another politician, whom he had defeated inn the last election.
He said, ”Well, it is my wish that we work together for the betterment of Kaduna State, our party and Nigeria. But it is the governor that is working against me. I was not his favourite candidate for the Senate but I defeated his candidate in the primary election. But when I won the Senate and he won the governorship election, I came to discover two things.
”We have ideological differences. He is from the political right and I am from the political left. He is a core conservative capitalist, who believes in capitalism and I believe in the progressive, welfarist, leftist and idealistic system. So, that is where we differ. Again, after we had won the election and it came to sharing positions, he sidelined me and gave the power to the man I defeated in the election, who was his preferred choice. By so doing, he has clearly appointed someone who he is grooming to fight me.
”Let me say that if you are doing this politically and amassing troops and an army close to where I am standing, I dont want to wait for you to fire the first shot. That is the situation of things.