Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has demanded for the withdrawal of false allegations of signature forgery made against him by former Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sani Magaji, or he will take legal redress.
Sani, who gave the warning in a statement issued in Kaduna and made available to journalists, Friday, said the allegation of forgery of Magaji’s signature was targeted against him.
Senator Sani, in a statement signed by his political adviser, Comrade Suleiman Ahmed, stressed that his principal is responding to aspirant CP Magaji’s claims that his signature was forged in a letter by APC Kaduna state Stakeholders and Aspirants’ forum.
“The distinguished Senator demands that the CP withdraws his false allegations targeted against him, or else, he will seek a Legal Redress,” it stated.
The release stressed that, “The attention of Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani has been drawn to a letter or statement given to the media by one ex-CP Sani Magaji over his claim that his signature was ‘forged’ in a letter sent to the National Chairman of the APC over the objection of the Kaduna state Stakeholders and Aspirants Forum.
“The distinguished Senator is unaware whether ex-CP Sani Magaji is an aspirant or not, and has never seen or met or talked with him for over three years.
“Ex-CP Sani Magaji’s name and signature was included by another aspirant, Hon Hassan Samdi, who Firmly and Openly Declared that he had the Full Consent, and with a witness of ex-CP Sani Magaji to write his name and sign on his behalf.
“The Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani has asked those, who represented the ex-CP, Sani Magaji, to PUBLICLY respond to Magaji’s claim that his signature was ‘forged.’ Distinguished Senator Shehu Sani is an equal member of the Stakeholders Forum and all members are co-equals. The distinguished senator never asked or demanded that ex-CP’s name be included.
“The Letters by The APC Stakeholders and Aspirants’ Forums opposed to Indirect Primaries and signed by other aspirants, who bought forms, remains valid,” it stated.
It also stated that the Senator remains committed to credible Direct Primaries to avert an impending act of fraud and manipulations by a few.
“The use of puppets and stooges to justify indirect primaries cannot change our position. Indirect Primaries is a harbinger of corruption; and we remain opposed to with or without the signature of One Person out of several others.”
It would be recalled that, for allegedly adding their names and signatures to the list of those protesting against the indirect mode of primaries in Kaduna state without their consent, a former Commissioner of Police, Sani Magaji, and Hon. Yusuf Ali, petitioned against Senator Shehu Sani before the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC. They also accused Senator Shehu Sani of forgery.