A faction of the All Progressives Congress APC in Kaduna state has issued a six-month suspension to the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai. The faction known as Kaduna Restoration group which is being led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, three days ago, issued the governor a query for what they termed his ''anti-party and anti-human activities''. Three of the governor's aides were also suspended for 18 months.
In a statement issued on Sunday February 18th, the faction said governor El-Rufai refused to honour the invitation to defend himself over the allegations levelled against him and they have suspended him for six months with immediate effect. The statement read
“Sequel to the 48 hours ultimatum issued to the Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad Elrufa’i by the Kaduna state working committee of the APC to give explanations and defence on the allegations labelled against him, the SWC under chairmanship of S.I. Danladi Wada on Saturday 17th February 2018 convened, resolved and do consider and ratified the findings and recommendations of the Disciplinary and Fact Finding Committee put before it in accordance with Article 21 (B) (iii) of the APC Constitution, to the effect that having the governor failed to respond accordingly, he stands suspended for a period of 6 months from the APC with immediate effect,”.
The meeting had in attendance members of the state caucus, members of the national assembly, chairman and members of the state executive and working committees, stakeholders and other prominent APC members in the state.