rAPC: I'll Declare Intention To Defect Soon – Hunkuyi
A member of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Suleiman Hunkuyi has disclosed that plans were being concluded on whether he would defect from the governing party.
Members of the faction had on Wednesday announced the formation of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (RAPC).
But speaking when he received a delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Kaduna North, the lawmaker who represents Kaduna North Senatorial District, said he had detailed discussion with the delegation on how to work together to salvage Kaduna State from poor governance.
Senator Hunkuyi has been having a running battle with Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai over accusations of injustice and high handedness.
In the course of the battle, the lawmaker's party's factional office was allegedly destroyed by the state government.
The lawmaker had also been attacked at different political fora in the state allegedly by party members who are sympathetic to El-rufai.
Speaking to PDP leaders, Hunkuyi said the formation of the Reformed APC was a serious blow to the governing party.
His words: "The crisis in the APC is nothing new. Everyone is aware of it, and what happened yesterday (Wednesday) signifies the climax of the crisis in the party.
"We discussed a lot of things and it is not an understatement to say that we are all unhappy with the situation in the state. We discussed on how to seek solution to the challenges in the state.
"The political arena as we know guarantees freedom of participation, association and very shortly we will come up with a position on the direction for our polity, to correct the anomalies in the state.
"The essence of participatory politics in democracy is to create a sense of belonging as no one person is an island and a tree cannot make a forest.
"I am committed to building and developing Kaduna State.”
A member of the House of Representatives, Musa Soba who also played host to the PDP members said that they would inform Nigerians of their intention in no distant time.
He said, "They are our brothers and sisters from the Northern Senatorial District of Kaduna State.
"They are PDP party executive members from Kaduna State that came to seek our support to salvage our state.
"They want us to join hands with them to do what is right for our people regardless of party affiliation.
"You know we are politicians, it is either you woo me or I woo you."
Soba said the crisis in the APC was unfortunate, adding that the PDP was already taking advantage of it to woo politicians.
On his part, the Legal Adviser to the Kaduna PDP, Mr Musa Kabir expressed optimism that their meeting with the Hunkuyi and the other lawmakers would yield positive results.You like this article? Don’t forget to share it!
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