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2019 Guber: I’m Ready To Face el-Rufai – Hunkuyi



Kaduna Ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Kaduna State, Senator representing Kaduna North senatorial district, Suleiman Othman Hunkiyi yesterday said he is going to yield to calls by well-meaning individuals and political chieftains to wrest power from the incumbent governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai whom he said has performed below expectations. The Senator made his intention known at the official unveiling and inauguration of Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) Forum.

According to the Senator, the forum would work with APC leaders to ensure that the party executives and political office aspirants emerged through a transparent democratic process. He said that branches of the forum would be established in all local government areas of the state, adding that the forum would reject any plans to stop the party from conducting elections into various positions during the party’s congresses.

According to him, the step was to check against plans by el-Rufa’i and his followers to field in his loyalists as executives of the party during the party’s congresses against 2019 general elections through consensus.

“The current government and the party’s executives emerged through election in the party congresses and primaries, but the government of the day in Kaduna State is planning to use consensus in conducting the affairs of the party in the state. Are they afraid of election? “We therefore, reject any attempt to base the emergence of party executives and aspirants on consensus, the democratic processes must be followed.