The faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State loyal to Governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i, led by Shuaibu Idris, has described as laughable, the suspension of the Governor by the faction led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi .
Nasiru el-Rufa’i was suspended on Sunday by the faction of Hunkuyi, Senator representing Kaduna north, for alleged anti-party activities. His suspension followed his purported failure to respond to a query which was issued last week.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, Yahaya Pate, acting State Secretary of the Party, said the suspension should be disregarded, while describing Hunkuyi as an impostor, Pate said most of those in the said faction (Hunkuyi’s) are no longer members of the party.
“The so-called Chairman of the faction, Danladi Wada, is an impostor; the authentic Chairman of the Party is Alhaji Shuaibu Idris,” he said.
“He is the Chairman recognised by the national leadership of the Party. Just last week, he received an invitation letter from the national secretariat, signed by the national chairman, Chief Odigie Oyegun, inviting him for national executive committee meeting next week.
“The Senator Hunkuyi-led group is illegitimate. As far as we are concerned, most of them have been expelled including the so-called factional Chairman, Danladi Wada.”
“As for Senator Hunkuyi, he is under six months suspension, because we cannot expel him. Only the national leadership can expel him, because he is a political office holder.”