BY AMOS TAUNA, KADUNA – A group, Kaduna Central Peoples Forum, has called on the Senate to suspend the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani over alleged certificate forgery and perjury.
The call was made at a press briefing in Kaduna on Wednesday where they also charged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to order for the immediate prosecution of the Senator.
“We deeply embarrassed that an imposter currently represents us in the Senate. Shehu Sani’s continued stay in the Senate is not just an insult to the very sophisticated people of our Senatorial zone in Kaduna State, but an injustice to the constituents who voted him based on false and fabricated credentials he tendered to our leaders, party leaders and INEC.
“We are committed to redressing this injustice that has been done to our people by doing all that is within our powers, that is proper and legal to ensure that Mr. Sani leaves the Senate to pave way for a fit, proper and qualified person from Kaduna Central to go to Senate to give us quality and efficient representation,” the group said in a statement read by its secretary, Alhaji Aminu Sha’aibu.
The group explained that they are determined to follow the rule of law in their bid to oust Sani, using certificates he submitted to INEC, APC and CPC in the nomination and affidavit forms for Kaduna Central Senatorial election in 2010/2011 and 2015 general elections.
“Our petition centres on the fact that as at the time the 2015 Senatorial election was conducted by INEC, Mr. Shehu Sani was not qualified to vie for the position, given that he lied on oath to the commission about his academic qualification and falsified documents in bid to sustain the lies and false claims in the nomination form and affidavit he submitted to INEC,” the group noted.
The group faulted his time of stay in Kaduna Polytechnic, which they said, according to records available to them, showed that he was admitted with registration number CST/84/1791 in 1984 for a diploma, but wondered why he graduated from what was expected to be a two-year programme after five years.
Responding, a Senior Legislative aide on political matters to Senator Sani, Alhaji Suleiman Aliyu, explained that all efforts to bring the senator down has proved unsuccessful, pointing out that facts were available to anyone in doubt to ensure the authenticity of the senator’s educational records.