HAPPENING LIVE: Nationwide Commotion As Governor Nasir El-Rufai Demolishes APC Secretariat, For Plotting His Immediate Removal


The Secretariat of the faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, has been demolished.

The controversial Secretariat is reported to have been demolished in the early hours of Tuesday.

The demolished building belongs to Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, who tweeted moments after the demolishing, and blamed the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai  for the action.

“In the early hours of today, @GovKaduna Mallam @elrufai personally drove a bulldozer accompanied by armoured tanks to destroy my house, at 11B Sambo Road. This is a new low, and fighting dirty with such low level of pettiness is indeed unprecedented in Kaduna State”, he tweeted via his Twitter handle @HunkuyiSuleiman.

The Secretariat is located at number 11B Sambo, in the State capital.

The Secretariat belongs to the faction loyal to the suspended Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, and that of Kaduna North zone, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi.

It was opened last week as a Parallel State APC office, due to the inability of the group to reconcile with the State party organ.

The property, a one-storey duplex, was said to belong to Senator Hunkuyi, before it was converted to a State Party Secretariat, last week.

On Sunday, the group held a meeting at the Secretariat, where they claimed to be the recognised State Chapter by the APC National Leadership.

Hunkuyi, (APC/Kaduna North),.had on Thursday, declared that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has not been fair to Kaduna State, and vowed to “do everything possible” to vote him out in 2019.

“The battle line has been drawn; we must vote out El-Rufai in the 2019 general elections”, the Senator said in Kaduna, at a ceremony to formally unveil a forum tagged: “APC Aspirants Forum”.

Hunkuyi, who said that he might contest the Kaduna Governorship seat in 2019, stated that the forum was to “check and neutralise the power of incumbency.”

He accused El-Rufai of not being fair to the majority of the people, saying that  the forum would work towards ensuring that non-performing officials were voted out.

The Senator described the forum as a “thumb-down revolution” to oust El-Rufai  and urged the APC to ensure internal democracy.

“We will put structures at all levels to ensure that APC followers get credible candidates that will be rallying points for all; anything less is not negotiable”, he said.

He added that the forum, which he would lead, would work with APC Leaders to ensure that the party Executives and political office aspirants emerge through democratic processes.



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