Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has opposed the endorsement of Governor Nasir El-Rufai for a second term. Last week, the All Progressives Congress, Kaduna state chapter, resolved to back El-Rufai for a second run for office. But Sani, who has no love lost for the governor, disagreed.
“The so-called endorsement of Governor el-Rufai by the Kaduna APC amounts to endorsement of toxic waste”, Sani said in a statement on Tuesday.
He further said: “El-Rufai simply gathered his employees, aides and hangers-on to endorse him. He is a poisonous viper corrosive to the integrity and moral standing of the party in the state and the nation”, he said
Sani accused El-Rufai of mobilizing support for President Muhammadu Buhari for his selfish reasons.
“El-Rufai’s name dropping and mobilization (sic) for Buhari 2019 is self-serving. His loyalty to Buhari is for political relevance and his allegiance to Buhari is for self protection and preservation,” he added.
The senator advised President Buhari to watch his back while dealing with El-Rufai, who he alleged was nursing an ambition of becoming vice president.