Shehu Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna central at the National Assembly has publicly stated the only thing that can guarantee the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the forthcoming 2019 elections.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that Sani said the ruling APC party could only be victorious in the general election if the party could conduct a free, fair and credible primary election across the federation.
The lawmaker who made this assertion after obtaining a nomination and expression of interest forms in Abuja added that the world was watching how “we will handle the coming primaries,” stressing that the party had a duty to set a precedent for internal democracy and equity for all, while doing things differently, uniquely and exceptionally”.
“APC has a moral and political responsibility to dispense justice to members as promised. Moral and political victory of the APC is dependent on its ability to conduct a free, fair and credible primary election that will give members a sense of belonging and a sense of justice.
“The country is watching us and the world is watching us. We have a duty to create a new path for Nigeria. We have a duty to set a precedent for internal democracy and equity for those who desire to join politics. APC must do things differently, uniquely and exceptionally. It must also do things positively.
“Much has been said about the political direction of the party, especially on the issue of primaries. It is my belief that it is only when the party pulls its members together to ensure there is justice for all of them that it will retain its glory, honour and integrity.
“I am here because I believe in the party and its leadership. I am here because I believe that this party is the only ship that can lead Nigeria to the promised land. Millions of members are in this party because they don’t just believe in the paper principles and ideals of the party, but also in the leader, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The president is respected as a global figure and a symbol of political uprightness and integrity and I believe that if you are in the party because you believe in his leadership, you should also emulate his discipline and political style.”
Meanwhile, in an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Senator Shehu Sani commended President Muhammadu Buhari, opened up on why he chose to stay in APC.