El-Rufai dismisses plans to recall Hunkuyi
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.”