The crack within the ranks of the Kaduna State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, widened on Wednesday with the senator representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Comrade Shehu Sani, threatening to sue the party over what he described as false allegations against him.
The senator also threatened a lawsuit if the party fails to withdraw a letter to him alleging anti-party activities.
“If in the next one week, the party excos in the state fail to withdraw a letter sent to him on the allegation that he was involved in anti-party activities, he will take a legal action against the party”, Mr. Sani, who was represented at a news briefing by his senior legislative aide and campaign director general, Rabiu Khaleed, said.
It would be recalled that a group within the party threatened to sack the senator from the APC for refusing to honour their invitation.
According to the party in the state, Mr. Sani needed to clear his name of the allegations levelled against him.
But the senator, who has been engaged in a supremacy battle with the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, says he does not recognize the state’s party executives.
He described them as a purported group “being sponsored by the state government to tarnish his name”.
“This is our stand. We will not honour an invitation by kangaroo executives in the state. APC executives are not in existence in the state. We are, therefore, urging them to withdraw the letter sent to us within a week or we will take legal action against them.
“Senator Shehu Sani will not honour their invitation because he doesn’t recognize them as state executives of the party. They are only claiming to be APC members but we know they are only doing a bid for the state governor.
“Since our election, no party executive in the state deemed it fit to write to Senator Sani to inform him of any party activities despite being a party stakeholder. Therefore, he will not honour any invitation from anybody because there are no recognized party leaders in the state”, Khaleed said.
The senator also stated that Kaduna APC is in disarray and has since lost its footing and courage.
He also denied the allegation that he was involved in anti-party activities.