APC supports probe of Babachir, why is PMB against it? — Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani is the Chairman of the Senate Ad hoc Committee on North-east Humanitarian Crisis.

His committee investigated the massive theft of funds meant for IDPs by the secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal.

Sani’s position came just as a chieftain of the APC in Kaduna State, Yusuf Ali called on the President to sack Babachir.

By the way, Yusuf Ali is a prominent figure in the Kaduna State APC loyal to Governor Nasir el-Rufai.

Yusuf said there are other competent people from the North-east who can replace Babachir.

He also called on the president to do this “While he (Babachir) serves his time in any of the prisons assigned to him.”

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On his part, Senator Shehu Sani said APC was not opposed to what the Senate has done.

He said the party is only concerned about his tone of criticisms against the President on the Senate floor.

Sani had a meeting with APC national executives, including its chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

After the meeting, an unruffled Sani spoke to journalists.

He insisted that Babachir’s corruption probe is in public interest and must be carried out to a logical conclusion.

“We are investigating the massive misappropriation of funds for IDPs in the North-east.

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“Nobody can stop that. We are determined to do our work. But I think that their major concern was my ‘grammar’.

“Sacking the SGF is not about Sani, but about the resolution of the Senate and what they said is binding on me.

“If the Senate says he should go, I share in that position and if they say he should remain, I share in that position too.

“I didn’t ask to be named chairman of the ad hoc committee and did not even know I was going to be in the committee.

“I was appointed and I have to do my job as it is and once I am done, I am out of it,” Sani partly said.