El-Ru­fai dis­misses plans to re­call Hunkuyi

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From An­drew Agbese, Kaduna

Gover­nor Nasir El-Ru­fai has dis­missed plans to re­call Suleiman Oth­man Hunkuyi from the Se­nate, say­ing he fully sup­ports the sen­a­tor. He warned those he said are pur­port­ing to re­call the sen­a­tor to stop “try­ing to cre­ate divi­sion in the state by tar­nish­ing the im­age of re­spected per­sons.”

In a state­ment signed by his spokesman, Sa­muel Aruwan, the gover­nor said that Sen­a­tor Hunkuyi is a pil­lar of the move­ment that achieved vic­tory for the APC in Kaduna State.

He said, “Sen­a­tor Hunkuyi is a re­spected rep­re­sen­ta­tive of our peo­ple with a dis­tin­guished record of ser­vice in for­mal and in­for­mal po­si­tions of lead­er­ship. He chaired our cam­paign team with dis­tinc­tion, en­sur­ing that we won the elec­tion in ev­ery zone of the state. Since the elec­tion, he has been a val­ued sta­bi­liz­ing in­flu­ence in our party and in the state.

“As part of his du­ties of rep­re­sen­ta­tion, Sen­a­tor Hunkuyi has taken sig­nif­i­cant steps to build hu­man ca­pac­ity in his sen­a­to­rial district. He ar­ranged for 30 fe­male stu­dents to be trained as med­i­cal doc­tors in Uganda, a fore­sighted move that will im­prove health­care pro­vi­sion. He also spon­sored med­i­cal mis­sions that have en­abled his con­stituents get treat­ment for hy­per­ten­sion, di­a­betes and other med­i­cal con­di­tions. At least 565 per­sons have ben­e­fit­ted from these in­ter­ven­tions.

“In test­ing times, Sen­a­tor Suleiman Hunkuyi has proven to be a loyal and dis­ci­plined party man. He stood firm for the APC and its di­rec­tives when oth­ers were flout­ing the wishes of the party in se­lect­ing the Na­tional Assem­bly lead­er­ship in 2015. He has never un­der­mined the party at both state and fed­eral level. He has never joined forces with those, who af­ter us­ing the APC to get elected, have been do­ing their ut­most to de­stroy the party and tor­pedo the hopes of our peo­ple.”

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