All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has described the Senator Hunkuyi led faction of the party as illegitimate, saying that, their purported suspension of Governor Nasir El-Rufai is laughable and should be disregarded.
This was also as the party said, sales of forms for the party primaries ahead of the Kaduna State local government elections slated for May 12, will commence this week.
This was part of the resolutions of the party’s State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting held last Friday.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the SEC meeting at the party Secretariat on Ali Akilu road, Kaduna on Monday, Acting Secretary of the party, Yahaya Baba Pate said, the meeting adopted the recommendations of the State Working Committee on the local government elections and commended the ongoing registration of party members.
According Pate, the party is set to roll out the timetable in few days time, for the party primaries ahead of the local government elections.
Reacting to the suspension of Governor El-Rufai by a faction of the party, Pate said, the ‘so called’ chairman of the faction, Danladi Wada is an imposter. Saying such person lacks power to suspend any member of the party.
According to him, “the authentic chairman of the party is Alhaji Shuaibu Idris. 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.” he said.