Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the senator representing Kaduna North senatorial district in the National Assembly.

Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was suspended for six months over alleged anti-party activities while a former interim Chairman of Kaduna South Local Government Area, Yahaya Shinko, and 27 other members were suspended from the APC for allegedly taking the party to court.

The party took the decision on Friday during an expanded meeting of the State Executive Committee attended by the deputy governor of the state, Bala Bantex.

While briefing journalists after the meeting which held at the party’s secretariat in Kaduna, the Acting APC State Secretary, Baba Pate alleged that Senator Hunkuyi and the affected members have created a parallel party secretariat with the intention to factionalise the party, an action which he said amounts to anti-party activities.

Pate stated that the party took the decision in line with the APC constitution . He said the party would no longer tolerate acts of indiscipline or insubordination from members.

Reacting to his suspension, Hunkuyi, through his spokesman, Yahaya Shinko, described the action as laughable and of no consequence.

He maintained that his faction is authentic and the only state party organ that is recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the APC national leadership.

He said there is no way he could have been suspended by the “so-called” state party leadership, without giving him a fair hearing about his offence.

Senator Humkuyi is now the second senator to be suspend by the Kaduna APC, following the suspension of the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, indefinitely in 2016 for a similar offence.