Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central), said yesterday that his life was in danger and that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai is to be held responsible should anything happen to him.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Politics and Ideology, Suleiman Ahmed, Sen Sani alleged that El-Rufai had during a town hall meeting in Giwa Local Government of Kaduna State, threatened to “crush him”.
“We could have easily dismissed or ignored this statement as tantrums of an accidental..., but we decided not to take things for granted, in view of the governor’s mean and vicious history, and his allergy to criticism.
“We view his unguarded and provocative utterances as nothing but a hate speech, and a direct threat to the life of Sen Sani and others, whom the governor perceived as his “enemies.”
Responding, the acting state publicity secretary of the APC in Kaduna State, Salisu Tanko Wusono, said, “Crying wolf and insinuating that anyone wants to attack them further exposes them as lightweights.
“These are people clinging on straws, and trying to create mischief, conscious of their political weakness as a coalition of the defeated, the deluded and the selfish discontented.
“Their leaders lost bids to become state chairman and governorship candidate. They were trounced by democratic means, and they know it. The same democratic instruments and the rules of the party are what they seek to undermine.
“They have been engaged in these irresponsible antics since 2014. The APC and its leaders have every right to warn them to desist from puerile politics. No one will be allowed to thwart the APC from deepening its success. The APC will not waste time pandering to the insecurities of politicians, who interpreted past efforts to embrace them as a kind of weakness,” he stated.