2019: More Trouble For el-Rufai As 2 APC Groups Meet

By Marok Nuhu Haruna

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, two political pressure group in the APC opposed to the way and manner Kadun State governor, Mal Nasir el-Rufai is running the affairs of the state have met.
The meeting which had in attendance the political heavyweights of the APC in Kaduna, included: Sen Suleiman Hunkuyi, Dr Tijani Ramalan and Sen Shehu Sani in attendance.

It was gathered that representatives of Isa Ashiru; Mr Tom Mataimaki Maiyashi, Admiral Ibrahim Iko and Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed were at the meeting.

Elanza News reports that the acting APC chairman in Kaduna State had last week relocated the party secretariat, queried el-Rufai and suspended two of his aides.

An advertorial was also sponsored in LEADERSHIP Newspapers in respect to the relocation of the office and the suspension of el-Rufai’s aides.

The Sunday’s meeting, it was gathered, was organized by APC Akida and the Kaduna Restoration Group.

Both groups, according to sources, are determined to take over power from the incumbent governor. A source cited ‘inhuman’ treatment of Kaduna people by the el-Rufai’s led administration to have informed their action.

“If the government house faction have somebody that can tackle Shehu Sani, do they have another one that can tackle Tom Maiyashi,” a member of the APC who was part of the meeting, Mock Kure said.

He added: “Where will they get somebody with the weight of Isa Ashiru that almost gave Nasir El-Rufai high blood pressure in the last APC Primaries? Hunkuyi is there, Hakeem Baba Ahmed is there too. Admiral Iko is fully on ground so also the Supper Chairman of the Kaduna Restoration Group.”

“If I were to be El-Rufai, I won’t allow my aides to disgrace me, I will tell them that I won’t contest. He (el-Rufai) should go honourably or he should present himself for statewide disgrace,” he added.

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