The All Progressive Congress, APC, Kaduna State has condemned in strong terms the demolition of the Party office by the Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i-led government. Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Yahaya I. Shinko, the Director Administration of the Party who represented the acting Chairman of the Party in the State, Alhaji SI Danladi Wada said:
“The reason advanced by the government in the statement issued by the Director General Kaduna Geographical information Service that the demolition was necessary as a result of default by the owner of the property, Distinguished Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi to pay ground rate for a period of 8 years is untenable before the law.
“It is no longer news that today 20th February, 2018 at around 4am, the Governor accompanied by heavily armed soldiers believed to be from 1 Division Nigerian Army Stormed the Secretariat and carried out the dastardly act.
“The briefing is predicted on the el-Rufa’i led State Government demolition of the APC Kaduna State Secretariat at No. 11B, Sambo Road, Kaduna, following his suspension from the Party for a period of six months.”
The Party commended the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police “for refusing to compromise to allow his officers and men to be used as political tools in the hands of the Governor to silence oppositions in the state.”
It urged the Chief of Army Staff “to relieve the GOC 1 Division for meddling into partisan politics by allowing his men to give cover to the Governor with trucks numbering over 20 fully loaded with Military personnel and carried out the shameless act, thereby bringing the Military to disrepute.”