The reported plot to recall Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, representing Kaduna North Senatorial District and Chairman Senate Committee on National Population Commission and National Identity Management heightened on Wednesday.
This is as the Senator met with some of his constituents apparently to stop the plot to recall him.
DAILY POST reports that the embattled lawmaker whose office, number 1.24, is on the first floor of the new Senate building, was seen hosting a large number of visitors for eight hours.
The presence of visitors, which was unusual of Senator Hunkuyi, a first timer to the Senate, on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) became an interest to journalists covering the Senate.
The fact that the lawmaker was available, despite Senate’s two weeks recession, heightened the agitation to speak with him, but all efforts failed as his secretary said he was busy having meeting with people from his constituency.
Meanwhile, sources inside his office confided in DAILY POST that the process of recall being initiated against the Senator by his constituents for his poor performance was deepening day by day, adding that the lawmaker was seriously disturbed.
The lawmaker, who hail from the same Senatorial district with the state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufa’i was said to have described the plot as a huge joke initially, but became apprehensive when the group behind the move started making logical progress.
In the petition sent to the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), by Concerned Citizens of Northern Kaduna Senatorial district, they alleged that poor performance of their representative had affected their confidence in him.
They claimed that Hunkuyi’s poor performance was such that he had never sponsored a motion that protects the interest of his Senatorial district.
DAILY POST learnt further that a northern based non-governmental organisation – Enough is Enough Nigeria, which has been monitoring governance of elected officers in the North, first fired a report alleging poor performance by Hunkuyi.
As at Wednesday, sources said the Electoral body acting on the petition was in the process of giving a date for the referendum as part of constitutional requirements for recalling an elected representative.