A Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has said President Muhammadu Buhari saved the All Progressives Congress from national disaster by standing against the tenure extension of the National Chairman and other elected national and state officials of the party.
The Senator who made the declaration while speaking in an interview on Channels TV, commended the president for intervening in the issue, adding that if the Buhari had not intervened it would have been disastrous for the party.
Sani said he felt highly relieved now because the president had saved the party from what would have consumed it at the end.
“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 have been done, the point is that we may end up without a governorship or presidential candidate and without a candidate at all 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 out rightly reject that extension because the members of the party, we are out rightly 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.”
Recall that President Buhari on Monday told members of the National Executive Council of the party that the tenure elongation of Oyegun and others was illegal.