Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna central in the National Assembly, has reacted mockingly to the threat by Segun Oni to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he is not treated with respect.
Oni, who was the first runner-up in the Saturday, May 12, APC primary in Ekiti state made the statement on the grounds that his supporters were receiving threats from the camp of Kayode Fayemi, who won the election.
“The contest was not about me. Our people must learn a new lesson that when you enjoy goodwill and you lose a primary, the next thing is for you to move to another party, with a thinking that you will win,” he said.
“[But) I have a responsibility to protect my supporters. This habit of winners take all and what we are hearing that Segun Oni’s boys will be in the cooler for four years if APC wins is what I won’t tolerate.
“We are not scavenging, neither are we scavengers. We have been receiving pressure from different parties that we should come for the tickets, but we said no, because we want this to be an example and become a new thinking that when you lose the primary, you must stay in your party even when you are popular.
“But if they continue to harass my supporters, I may quit the party, because I have the responsibility not only to protect them but to ensure that they are not taken for a ride.”
Reacting to the feud, Sani in a tweet on Wednesday, May 16, recalled that Oni months ago mediated in peace efforts on behalf of the APC in Kaduna.
He suggested that for Oni to be complaining about victimization and injustice against him in his state was a case of fire in the fire man’s house.
See Shehu Sani’s tweet below;