APC faction queries el-Rufai, suspends aides

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state has issued a query Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, and suspended two of his aides.

The faction, known as Kaduna Restoration Group, is led by Suleiman Hunkuyi, senator representing Kaduna north central.

Addressing a news conference in Kaduna on Thursday, Shuaibu Wada, chairman of the faction, said Uba Sani, political adviser to the governor and Abdu Kwari, commissioner for finance, have been suspended  for 18 months.

The APC in Kaduna state has been enmeshed in crisis since the party came to power in 2015. There are three factions in Kaduna: “government house faction”, “APC -Akida” led by Shehu Sani, ssenator representing Kaduna central, and the Kaduna Restoration Group.


Wada also announced the relocation of the state secretariat of the party, along Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna to Sambo close even though the one located at Akilu Road is occupied by the government house faction.

Wada maintained that he is the constitutionally recognised state acting chairman of the party.

Wada said the disciplinary action was taken after investigations and consultations between the state working committee and stakeholders.
“We took some disciplinary measures after investigations. That is to say we followed the party constitution. The state working committee after due consultation with stakeholders and elders of the party, resolved to suspend Mallam Uba Sani, the commissioner for finance, Alhaji Abdu Kwari and the acting secretary of the party, Yahaya Baba Pate for 18 months” he said.


“His Excellency, Mallam Nasiru el-Rufai has been queried and we are expecting him to answer the query within 48 hours.

“Failure to do that, the state working committee will seat down and deliberate. We queried Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai for his anti party activities and anti human activities. The letters would be delivered to these personalities today” (Thursday).”

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