By; KATO P. LADAN, Ladan
No manner of blackmail will distract Senator Shehu Sani from using his mandate to better lives of his constituency and he had no reason to bribe the Kaduna APC Electoral Panel for the primaries with N10m as alleged by the chairman.
This was expressed in a statement signed by his SA Media, Abdulsamad Chima Amadi in a swift reaction to the allegations levelled against Senator Sani by the Chairman of the APC Electoral Panel that superintended over the party’s just concluded primaries in Kaduna State, Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.
“Our attention has been drawn a mischievous and frivolous news making the rounds that the chairman of the Kaduna APC electoral panel purportedly claimed he was offered financial inducements by Sen. Shehu Sani.
“The committee chairman probably had a dream to that effect. It is laughable for him to claim an aspirant who was the sole candidate cleared in Kaduna central offered him financial inducements. First of all, Sen Shehu Sani virtually had no rival in the primaries he was the only person cleared. So what does he need to bribe the committee for?
“Secondly, when the committee and the state government connived to stage a fake senatorial primaries in Kaduna state, Sen Shehu Sani made it cristal clear that he wasn’t going to participate in the so called primaries because it was an illegality.
“So when you look at it from all angles Senator Shehu Sani had no reasons whatsoever to bribe the committee.
“Senator Shehu Sani is a distinguished and law abiding citizen who has over the years earned a good name for himself through his uncompromising stance against corruption.
“It is obvious that some desperate politicians who have become synonymous with failure are behind all this baseless and frivolous accusations.
“Just like all their attempts to malign, frame up, intimidate and harm Sen Shehu in the past failed, this one too has failed on arrival.
“No amount of blackmail will deter or distract Sen Shehu Sani. We stand by the mandate given to him by the APC and good people of Kaduna central, and as usual, that mandated shall be put to good use for the betterment of our people,” it stated.