APC delegates: Sani, Hunkuyi seek redress in Abuja
Senators Suleiman Hunkuyi and Shehu Sani yesterday approached the APC national secretariat, in Abuja, seeking redress over the alleged manipulation of the delegates’ congress in Kaduna by Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i.
The two politicians wanted the party’s national leaders to constitute a fresh team to conduct the congresses.
They said the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC must ensure that the rules guiding the delegates’ election were adhered to.
Speaking with journalists, Hunkuyi said a list of local government delegates was sent to the state congress committee in Kaduna.
He said neither stakeholders meeting the nor the delegates’ elections were held on the list prepared and submitted to the acting party chairman, at a meeting he said people were stampeded to attend at the government house in Kaduna.
He said, “This is in clear breach of the guidelines which stipulate stakeholders meeting and briefing at the party office on July 28, 2017 to explain the process for the conduct of the election to be held on July 29.”
He described what transpired as “a kangaroo process”
Senator Sani, who also spoke, said the visit to the APC secretariat, was to protest the alleged “attempt by the Kaduna State government under the leadership of Governor El-Rufa’i to write the names of delegates inside the room and send them to the national delegates for convention.”
“Secondly, we are also here to state it very clearly to the national leadership that we are under siege in Kaduna. The use of thugs and violence by agents and close associates of the governor is one thing we cannot tolerate.
“Sponsored thugs last weekend besieged the NUJ Secretariat in Kaduna, raided the secretariat, destroyed property, attacked us and the journalists and left a journalist, Lawal Mohammed in the pool of his own blood. That cannot be the compass of this party. We are here to call on the national leadership to set up an investigation panel to bring the perpetrators of that violence to book,” he said. leadership as the national