The senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has given reasons Nigerians should vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) in this year’s general election.
The lawmaker, while addressing members of the Igbo Youth Peace and Unity Initiative in Kaduna on Wednesday evening, said the APC government had wreaked havoc on the people.
According to him, poverty has ravaged the lives of Nigerians in the last three and half years, the Cable reports.
Sani, who was elected on the platform of APC in 2015 but defected to the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) after losing his reelection ticket, called on Nigerians to vote people who will do the bidding of the poor, the down trodden, the traders, the artisan, the mechanic, civil servants and the beggars in the street.
He said “We must not deceive ourselves, we must tell ourselves the truth, the nation is sick, the state is sick. Nigerians expected a better deal than what we are having today. People who begged you three and half years ago to vote them have turned themselves to demi gods.
“We have seen how poverty has ravaged the lives of Nigerians in the last three and half years, we have seen the killings, the level of bloodshed and violence, we have seen the division, the hopelessness, we have seen how a governor of a state have sacked thousands of people out of their work.
“How on earth do we give another opportunity to a man who has no human face, who has no human heart?
“They want the seat of Shehu Sani in order to continue to enslave you. We are moving out of Egypt. Those people in power in Kaduna state represent the wall of Jerico that has to be pulled down.
“I am here seeking for your votes, support and prayers that we must not allow any stooge to take over the Kaduna central senatorial seat. If the governor of this state wants to compensate his boy, he should find a job for him, but not the Kaduna central senatorial seat.
“Kaduna central seat is not for sale, is not for a running dog, not for a puppy, is not for a puppet and is not for a hand bag boy. When you re-elect us into office, you are re-electing politics of principle, courage, bravery and value. You should not elect people who will go and do the bidding of their godfathers.
“Elect people who will do the bidding of the poor, the down trodden, the traders, the artisan, the mechanic, civil servants and the beggars in the street. It is unfortunate that our country, a very blessed one, but the leaders have identified with negative activities and evil actions.
“From the killings in Zamfara to Birnin Gwari, the killings in the north-east part of Nigeria and north central, of herdsmen.
“We have a duty to send a clear message to the leadership of the country that we can show you the way out just as the previous government was shown the way out of power.”