Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to a query issued to him, Friday, by a faction of the All Progressive Congress in the state, describing it as a “sham and laughable”.

The Shuaibu Inuwa Wada-led Kaduna state factional APC, had issued a query to the governor and slammed an 18-month suspension on his political adviser, Uba Sani.

Others it ‘sanctioned’ were the state commissioner for finance, Suleiman Kwari, and Yahaya Pate, the acting state secretary of the party, for activities it described as “inimical to the interest of the chapter.”

The factional chairman, at a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday, said the suspension of the trio of Mr. Sani, Mr. Pate and Mr. Kwari is “with effect from 12th February, 2018.”

However, the governor said he will not be swayed by ”drowning antics”, adding that no one will heed the ”attention-seeking gambits of desperate politicians who have steadily been demystified.”

The faction tagged, ‘APC Aspirant Forum’ on Thursday urged the governor to respond to the query within 48 hours.

The Kaduna APC is currently divided into three factions, after the senator representing Kaduna North, Suleiman Hunkuyi, announced at a function last week that he was no more, ”in the same camp with the governor.”

There is the ‘APC Akida’, chaired by Tom Mataimaki Mai-Yashi to which a senator, Shehu Sani, belongs to, the ‘APC Restoration’ headed by Tijjani Ramalan and now the APC Aspirant Forum, headed by Mr. Hunkuyi.

El-Rufai’s Response