The senator representing Kaduna north constituency in the Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, has vowed to ensure that Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai is voted out of power in 2019
– Hunkuyi alleged that the governor had not been fair to the majority of the people in Kaduna state
– The senator stated that he might contest the Kaduna governorship seat in 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Kaduna north constituency in the Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, declared on Thursday, February 8, that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had not been fair to Kaduna state, and vowed to “do everything possible” to vote him out in 2019, NAN reports.
According to Naij, the senator stated this in Kaduna, at a ceremony to formally unveil a forum tagged “APC Aspirants Forum”.
He said: “The battle line has been drawn; we must vote out El-Rufai in 2019 general elections”
Hunkuyi, who said that he might contest the Kaduna governorship seat in 2019, stated that the forum was to “check and neutralise the power of incumbency”.
He accused El-Rufai of not being fair to the majority of the people, saying that the forum would work toward ensuring that non-performing officials were voted out.
Th senator described the forum as a “thumb-down revolution” to oust El-Rufai, and urged the APC to ensure internal democracy.
The senator said: “We will put structures at all levels to ensure that APC followers get credible candidates that will be rallying points for all; anything less is not negotiable.”
He added that the forum, which he would lead, would work with APC leaders to ensure that the party executives and political office aspirants emerged through democratic processes.
Senator Hunkuyi urged stakeholders to join hands with the forum to “rescue our dear party and Kaduna state from total collapse”, and promised to chart a new course in the effort toward a better Kaduna state.
Also speaking, Alhaji Tijjani Ramalan, chairman, Kaduna Restoration Group, said that the group would reject El-Rufai’s candidacy “if he chooses to contest in 2019”.
Ramalan alleged that El-Rufai’s policies and actions were “anti-people”, and accused him of “having no regards to the wishes of those who supported his emergence as governor in 2015”.
He urged APC members to support the forum to protect democracy and provide its dividends to the people.
He said: “We are told that an APC reconciliation team will come to Kaduna. If they want our support, El-Rufa’i should not run in 2019.”