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Kaduna APC laments, probes demolition


Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai PHOTO: TWITTER/GOVERNOR KADUNA

No amount of intimidation can stop my ambition, says Hunkuyi

The Kaduna chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concerns over the crises rocking the state chapter of the party over the demolition of a factional headquarters of the party in the state. In a statement yesterday, it described the situation as deeply regrettable and requested all parties in the disagreement to maintain decorum and work towards true reconciliation.

Consequently, the John Odigie-Oyegun-led national working committee (NWC) has set up a three-man committee led by the Deputy National Chairman (South), Segun Oni, to embark on a fact-finding mission to Kaduna State.This is with a view to identifying the remote and immediate causes of the disagreement and the circumstances that led to the demolition of the property and report to the NWC within a week.

Other members of the committee are the party’s national auditor, George Moghalu and national women leader, Hajia Rahmatu Alliyu.On the crisis rocking the Kogi State chapter of the party, the NWC reaffirmed its earlier position that Haddy Ametuo remains the party chairman in the state until the appropriate organs decides otherwise in accordance with the APC constitution

In a related development, representative of Kaduna North senatorial district, Suleiman Hunkuyi, whose property was demolished by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, yesterday said any intervention to rebuild the demolished structure would not deter him from contesting the governorship seat in 2019.

Hunkuyi, who spoke with journalists in Kaduna said he has been strengthened by the demolition experience to further pursue his vision of liberating Kaduna from El-Rufai’s anti-people policies and misrule.He said: “no person can be a stumbling block to my political ambition. Not in my own faith. God delivers what He wills and what He wishes. So, nobody can possibly be an obstacle to my ambition. There is no way”.He also said he would not accept any compromise against El-Rufai’s anti-democratic posture, even if there was any truce to rebuild the demolished building.

Meanwhile, the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has decried El-Rufai, for ordering the demolition.CNPP, the umbrella body of all opposition political parties, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the reconstruction of the property.

Secretary General of CNPP, Willy Ezugwu, who condemned El-Rufai’s decision to demolish the structure, urged President Buhari to ask the governor to rebuild
and compensate its owner, Suleiman Hunkuyi.He said it was unfortunate that somebody like El-Rufai, who portrayed himself as a democrat, should engage in such action.

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Ahmed El-RufaiAPC
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