By Uche Mbah
The theater of the absurd being witnessed in the country to a bizarre turn when the All Progressives congress APC suspended Senator Shehu Sanni for his “various acts of misconduct and disrespectful attitude towards his constituents”.
Sanni has been at the forefront of anti establishment campaign in the Senate, that it was already assumed to be the number one person to decamp to PDP. But it was not to be. He was allegedly reined in by the All Progressives Congress leadership. First, Asiwaju Tinubu contacted him, clearing the way for the dialogue with the PRESIDENCY. In the end, he foot dragged. This Magazine exclusively reported on the intrigues that made him develop cold feet from decamping.
But the promise of brokering truce between him and Kaduna state governor, Nasiru el-Rufai, appears to have hit the rocks since the governor swore that he must apologize for all the insults he heaped on him before he will agree to a truce. Now he found himself in a quandary, and might as well be regretting not having decamped with his colleagues.
Since the tsunami of defections, Sanni has been sounding conciliatory. He has been trying to make himself a bridge between the executive and the legislative. Hear him: “In view of the current reality, it’s possible to have a harmonious working relationship between the parliament led by the opposition, and the Presidency led by the ruling party, in the remaining lifespan of this political dispensation. The Executive should respect the decision of those who chose to defect, maintain a cordial relationship with them and never attempt to persecute any of them for their individual political decisions. The Parliament led by the opposition must not be a stumbling block for government policies and programmes, and the person of the President and his office must be accorded the highest respect it deserves.”
The letter is reproduced below