By Sumayyah Auwal Usman
The former senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani and his supporters are considering defecting to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), The Daily Reality has learnt.
Following his recent resignation from the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Senator Sani and his supporters have been conducting a series of meetings on the issue and that they would soon come up with a stand. Recently, the former lawmaker hosted the 23 PDP local government party chairmen amid PDP defection rumours. Penultimate weeks ago, Senator Sani also visited some PDP bigwigs in the state, including former governors Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, and former gubernatorial aspirant, Isah Ashiru Kudan.
No details were revealed about deliberations between Sani and the party chairmen and his visits to PDP stakeholders in the state. Still, sources have confirmed to The Daily Reality that the move was part of Sani’s swift consultation of power brokers in the PDP towards having a soft landing on a likely defection to the party.
It will be recalled Senator Sani joined the PRP in October 2018 after he failed to win the primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 Kaduna central senatorial seat. He served on the platform of the APC but was critical of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor El-Rufai’s governments from 2015-2019.