Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to go against the tenure extension for the APC’s national chairman, John Oyegun and other elected party officials.
Buhari shocked party members at the National Executive Council meeting of the party on Tuesday when he said that the tenure extension was against the constitution of the party and ‘illegal’.
In an interview with Channels TV, Sani said; “The intervention of the President, if it was not done, it would have been disastrous for the party. I feel highly relieved. So, in every sense of the word, it has saved the party from what would have consumed it at the end of the day.
“If we went ahead with that tenure elongation, and someone from the opposition party goes to court after all the processes of congresses and primaries has been done, the point is that we may end up without a governorship or presidential candidate and without a candidate at all in the legislative arm of government.
“On my part, I told him (Buhari) right to his face that as a man who has seen it all, who has achieved so much as a public officer, he should outrightly reject that extension because we, the members of the party, we are outrightly opposed to it.
“What happened is that there were people who misled the President, misled the party and are trying to use that extension for them to achieve their own end.”
The President’s move has also been hailed by the national leader of the ruling APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu