The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has warned a former Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, to beware of his erstwhile party, the All Progressives Congress, noting that the party is “full of crocodiles and sharks.”
Saturday Punch recalls that Shehu Sani was elected to the Senate on the platform of APC in 2015, but he left the party for Peoples Redemption Party after he lost at the primaries in September.
Sani’s warning to Yuguda came on the heels of the latter’s defection to the APC from the Green Party of Nigeria.
In an interview published on Saturday in Daily Trust online and tweeted by Sani on his verified Twitter handle @ShehuSani, Yuguda adduced reasons for joining the APC: “The time had come to make the move. It was God’s time, which is always the best.
“The decision to move was made together with my followers. We decided to leave GPN because it is a small party, even though it has a very good chairman, Dr. Sam Eke.
“GPN only existed in Bauchi State, so we did not see ourselves making any serious impact countrywide.
“We did not want to mortgage our political future in a small party. So, we decided to move to a bigger platform where we can contribute towards producing a good leader for the country.
“Going to APC is also appropriate because its leader, President Muhammadu Buhari has a number of programmes in place that, when implemented, will move the country forward.”
However, Yuguda and Sani have something in common: complaints against their erstwhile respective parties — GPN and APC.
Just as Sani left APC sequel to losing to Uba Sani, a Special Adviser to Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, Yuguda left the GPN for APC after he contested the Bauchi South senatorial bye-election on GPN’s platform but lost, saying that at least 120,000 of votes cast for him were cancelled.
Sani therefore took to his Twitter handle to warn Yuguda, whom he addressed simply as Bro Y.