Senator Shehu Sani, a human rights activist and former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly, has emphasized that power obtained from a rigged election is not of divine origin. In a statement made on his verified Facebook account on Monday, Sani, who lost in the Kaduna State governorship primaries under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), opined that bringing religion into the picture after votes are purchased, election outcomes are falsified, and actions are rigged is inappropriate.
The senator, who also serves as a director on the campaign council of the Kaduna State PDP, condemned any attempt to use religion to legitimize corrupt acts, stating that the idea of power coming from God under such circumstances is equally erroneous.
Senator Sani had earlier criticized the outcome of the Kaduna governorship election, in which Senator Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner. He described the election as an assault on democracy, alleging that the PDP candidate, Rt. Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru, was rigged out in favor of the APC candidate.
Senator Sani further noted that winning elections through fraud or rigging might provide temporary gratification but would ultimately result in dire consequences. He maintained that while evil might triumph for a while, it would not endure forever.
Senator Shehu Sani has made it clear that power derived from a rigged election is not of divine origin, and any attempt to use religion to legitimize electoral malpractices is unacceptable. He has also called for the recognition of the consequences of election fraud and rigging, stating that such actions would never ultimately triumph