As election tribunal commence sitting in Kaduna, the Senator representing Kaduna Central at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly and the candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), in the last National Assembly elections, Senator Shehu Sani has raised an alarm over the hiring of Governor El-rufai’s lawyer, A. U Mustapha (SAN) by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the ongoing Tribunal cases.
Shehu Sani made this known while briefing newsmen in his Kaduna residence on Monday.
According to him, his legal team has already written to the commission on the matter titled: ” An Expose Of Ground Conspiracy Against Senator Comrade Shehu Shehu Sani By Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and Government Of Kaduna State and dated April 12, 2019″.
While pointing out the conspiracy between Kaduna state governor, Nasir Ahmed El-rufai and the Commission, he says: ” we have documents to demonstrate that our claims are true, and that the said lawyer is a personal lawyer to the governor.
He went further to say that, “out of all lawyers in the country, why must INEC hired El-rufai’s lawyer in a case that involved one of his aides “, he questioned.
The Senator said despite the intimidation, he will never relent and remain silent in the struggle to get justice and reclaim his stolen mandates.
” I will not remain silent when I discovered that INEC and El-rufai are planning to further supressed the will of the people.
” Without any doubt, I am the winner of the February 23, Kaduna Central Senatorial elections. Nothing we silence us from reclaiming our mandate”, he said.
The lawmaker who is currently in court with the governor over defamation of character stressed that the National Assembly election that was conducted in the said date was marred with massive rigging.
According to him, the last election was massively manipulated to wrest power from the likes of him and planted stooges to do the governor’s bidding.
” My votes were not counted. My votes were subdue”, he said.