Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central Zone, has announced his intention to contest against Governor Nasir El-Rufai in the 2019 governorship election of the state.
The Human rights activist, who according to Nigerian Guardian, made this known during the weekend, also said that he would soon officially decamp from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to one of the opposition parties where he will vie for the post to challenge El-Rufai.
He warned the current state governor that his days in office are numbered.
The senator also said the attacks and killings by Boko Haram insurgents and Fulani herdsmen would affect the political fortune of the APC during the presidential and governorship elections in many states.
In his words: “It was very clear that the results of the recently-conducted local council elections in Kaduna State did not reflect what happened.”
“Even, there was no ward congress in the state; they just wrote list of names and submitted and this situation has worsened the internal crisis among those who used their money to buy forms.”
“Let it be known to Governor El-Rufai that I am contesting against him in 2019 governorship election in the state. The election will not be conducted by the state electoral commission.”
“It will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and every Nigerian shall defend their votes openly.”