The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Appeal Committee has upheld and reaffirmed that Senator Shehu Sani remains the party's candidate for Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 2019 general election.
This was contained in the report of the recommendation of a five-man panel, which was exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday in Abuja.
The committee, which was headed by Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, gave the Senator a clean bill of health, insisting that Sani is the only senatorial candidate from the zone that is duly recognised by the party.
Other members of the committe are: Mike Ugwa (Secretary), Musa Gwadabe, Reuben Famuyibo and Abdulrahman Adamu.
Following the complaints and protest that trailed the conduct of the presidential, governorship and legislative primary elections of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman inaugurated an appeal committee to look into the various complaints by aggrieved aspirants.
Some of the aspirants accused the party leadership of deliberately delaying the process as a ploy to frustrate aggrieved aspirants and make their petitions belated.
Sani's challenger, Uba Sani, who is also a Special Adviser on Political Affairs to the Kaduna State Governor had earlier approached a court, where he had filed a suit against the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to stop him from conducting the primaries for the Senate and House of Representatives in the state.
The Senator had distanced himself from a primary election held in the state on Saturday, where he was said to have lost to Mallam Uba Sani.