Crisis hits Kaduna APC as anti-El-Rufai forces open parallel office, Hunkuyi backs Acting Chairman


The crisis in Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened on Thursday as members opposed to Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s ‘dictatorial style’ opened a parallel state office.
To them, opening of the new office “is necessary because Governor El-Rufai is preventing us from accessing the old office. So, what we are doing today is in the best interest of members”.
Acting Chairman of the party, Danladi Wada, said the move to the new office was “due to security concerns, harassment of party members and prevention of others from accessing the old party secretariat”.
The acting chairman said the party was ready to accommodate all interests, so as to forge a united front ahead of the general elections.
Meanwhile, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi (APC-Kaduna North) has directed his supporters to work with the new acting chairman of the party.
He said that Wada, who was the Deputy Chairman of the party, was recently mandated by the APC National Secretariat to act as the state chairman.
Hunkuyi said in a statement that the support was in tune with the APC Constitution which mandated members to comply with lawful directives of the party organs.
He added: “In view of the above, I am urging all other members of the APC in Kaduna State to also comply with this decision of the National Headquarters and to be law abiding, maintain their loyalty.’’
He particularly said that all party organs at local government and ward levels needed to work together to advance the cause of the APC.
This, he noted, would help the new officials deliver the party, “particularly at this time of preparations for the party to conduct congresses, National Convention and primary elections for local government councils.’’


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