2019 Guber: Southern Kaduna declares support for Hunkuyi

Posted by Garba Ahmed | 28 April 2018 | 2,595 times

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•Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi


Ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Kaduna State, stakeholders and party members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from the Southern Senatorial district have drummed up support for Suleiman Hunkuyi, the Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial district.

Mr. Hunkuyi is seeking the number one seat in the state.

He was in the southern Kaduna senatorial district on consultation ahead of 2019, while party members and leaders from the zone reiterated his stance to wrestle power from the incumbent governor Nasir el-Rufai, and also vowed that any attempt by the government in power in the state to impose delegates at the ward, local government and state level against the wishes of the people will be vehemently resisted.

He therefore called on the party members to be ready, more than ever before, to vote out the governor, who according to him, has reduced them to nobody, stressing: “Don’t allow yourselves to be manipulated, ensure that there is congress where people of your choice will be voted at the ward, local and state government respectively.

“I have taken the responsibility of purchasing forms free of charge for all of those who will contest as ward, local government and state delegates and members of various executive committees.”

Hunkuyi promised to restore the districts heads sacked by the government of el-Rufai if elected governor of Kaduna State.

The meeting which held in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, had in attendance APC stakeholders and leaders from Kajuru, Zangon Kataf, Kaura, Sanga, Kagarko, Jaba, Kachia and Jema’a local government areas.

Also in attendance were districts heads including those districts heads sacked from the zone, representatives of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), students representatives, APC youth vanguards, physically challenged, among several other groups who all declared their support for Senator Hunkuyi come 2019.

NUT and NULGE representatives maintained that they are displeased with El-Rufai government for the sacked of their members while students union said they are disappointed with the governor for his inability to pay their scholarship for the past three years.

All of the groups who took to speak quoted rightly or wrongly that the governor had boasted that he does not need the votes of the people of southern Kaduna to win election and vowed to prove him wrong in 2019.

Aliyu Anthony Wakili who served as the director general of the el-Rufai campaign organisation in the 2015 election also laid credence to the fact that Governor el-Rufai boasted that he does not need the votes of the people of southern Kaduna, “we are more than ready to prove to the governor that the votes of southern Kaduna matter in determining who becomes the governor of the state.”

Earlier, the Chairman strategic Committee of the Hunkuyi 2019 Campaign Organisation Isah Abdullahi Shika set the ball of discussion rolling when he emphasised the need for the people of Southern Kaduna to unite and vote out Governor el-Rufai whom he said has not been fair to them in numerous ways.

Also speaking, Elder Bulus James, Honourable Hussaini Dembo, Hon. Mikaiah Tokwak, a suspended Commissioner in the Local Government Service Commission, Comrade Sheyin B Emmanuel, Speaker National Association of Kaduna State Students, Mariam Alkali, one of the sacked teachers all vowed to give total support to the Senator to save them from what they termed injustice from the incumbent governor.

Source: News Express

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