*says sponsored agents don’t carry weight
The purported forgery of certificate by Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani which was brought to the fore at a press briefing by a group earlier on Wednesday, is a mere ploy by ‘riff raffs’ sponsored by Governor Nasir el-Rufai targeted at shutting him down from his constant criticism aimed at improving the lot of the majority of Kaduna citizens,
Senior Special Adviser to Senator Sani, Political and Ideology, Suleiman Ahmed expressed this while reacting to the allegations that the Senator lied under oath by presenting fake certificates to INEC, CPC and APC ahead of the 2011 and 2015 elections.
“Shehu Sani would not succumb to any threat he would continue to advocate for good governance. Recently, he drew the attention of the state government to the hardship the demolition of a market within the metropolis would cause.
“Shehu Sani is an activist not a politician. They are only trying to stop him from criticizing the government. They can never stop him from constructive criticism that will transform to development at the state and the national level,” he said.
Ahmed explained that another faceless group sponsored by the Kaduna Government had earlier taken the same case to court alleging certificate scam but it was thrown out because it lacked merit.
On the allegation that Shehu Sani did his compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the age of 43, his aide admitted that it was true, but explained that as at the time he graduated, he was eligible for service but was sentenced to life imprisonment, and could only go for service after he was released from prison.
On whether the Senator would be willing to cooperate with the Senate if the decide to probe his certificates, Ahmed explained that as a law abiding citizen, he would always cooperate with all the laws of the country.