Immediate past senator that represented Kaduna Central in the Senate, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has not quit politics and he will be back in 2023, when his people want him to return.
He disclosed this in Kaduna when he has conferred an award of excellence for his brilliant performance and generosity to the service of humanity by Sabon Garin Nassarawa Elders’ Forum.
Senator Shehu lost his senatorial seat to Senator Uba Sani, prompting Governor El Rufai to say his candidate retired Shehu from politics.
However, Senator Shehu has now said this is not true.
His words, “We are not done yet with politics, and we shall return”.
“We have no fear for anything and nothing we scare us from contesting in 2023. When our people want us to return, we shall return”.
“This award is a testimony of his quality representation”
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Shehu Sani (born 29 October 1967) is a Nigerian senator, an author, playwright and a human rights activist. He is the President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria – (CRCN) and the Chairman of Hand-in-Hand, Africa. He was a leading figure in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria. He has been arrested and jailed by past successive military regimes in Nigeria. He was released from life imprisonment when Democracy was restored in Nigeria in 1999. He contested and won the Kaduna Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressive Congress on March 28th, 2015.
Sani was born on 29 October 1967 in Tudun Wada, Kaduna. He had his primary schooling at Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Badarawa Kaduna between 1975 and 1980. He enrolled at Government Day Secondary school, Kagara, Niger State (1980–84), and proceeded to Government Science College School, Kagara, Niger State. He gained admission into the Kaduna Polytechnic in 1984, to study Agricultural Engineering up to HND level, in 1993.
During his school days at Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria. He was a student union activist. He was Chairman, Central Mobilization Committee of PAN-African Student Organization and President African Democratic Youth Congress. He served as social Director Kaduna State Students Union. Sani came from a Nigerian middle-class family. His father was a production manager. He trained in the UK and Germany and had worked with pro-Northern New Nigerian Newspaper for 30 years. Before that he worked as a printer with the Kano-based Daily Mail. He was also the government printer for Sokoto State from 1976 to 1979.
Under President Olusegun’s administration Sani was appointed as a member of the African Union African Peer Review Mechanism, Member of the United Nation Reform Committee, appointed by Nigerian President as a Member of the Presidential Committee on Prison Reforms, Presidential Committee on the Control of Violent Crimes and Illegal Weapons, Presidential Committee on Petroleum Products Prices, Presidential Committee on Conflict Resolution, Member of the Niger State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Member of the National Political Reform Conference, Member of the Charles Taylor Investigation Committee, also appointed by the Nigerian Government as a Board Member of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Sani was a Member of the Presidential Committee on National Security and Civic Responsibility.