Shehu Sani turns poet, Dino Melaye turns musician, both hinting at APC exit

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SHEHU Sani and Dino Melaye, two top senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have shown the clearest indication yet that they may be dumping the ruling party soon.

Both Sani and Melaye are sworn political enemies of their respective state governors, in spite of the fact that they belong to the same political party.

Sani and Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, do not see eye-to-eye, while same is true of Melaye and Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State.

On Thursday, Sani had made a post on twitter which read thus: “We the persecuted are on Exodus, riding on horses,chariots and caravans, departing Pharaoh Thutmose’s Egypt;we are now at the coast of the Red Sea, about to leave the land of cruelty and injustice.”

He followed that up wit a poem, titled “A Poem For The Broom”, in which he satirically accused the APC of double standards.

Part of the poem read: “The broom should sweep the litters, the waste and the garbage it encounters and not pluck the eyes of the sweeper.

“The broom can only clean, if it’s also clean.”

Similarly, Melaye shared a video of himself singing the nursery rhyme “Home, my Home”, and instead of singing “when shall I see my native land…”, he sang “when shall I see my PDP, I will never forget my home.”


Melaye had served a four-year tenure at the House of Representatives, under the PDP, from 2007 to 2011.

A splinter group had broken out of the APC, calling themselves the reformed APC (R-APC), and it is believed that the leadership of the National Assembly, including Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Bukola Saraki, Senate President, are members of the splinter group.

Both have not spoken out yet, but Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of Edo State and newly elected APC National Chairman, had vowed that any rebellion in the party will be crushed.


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