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Defection: Kaduna APC reacts to Hunkuyi, other member’s exit from party

Kaduna state members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Kaduna Restoration Group (KRG) says it is not surprised or affected by the recent defection of Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi and others from the party. In a statement by the group’s secretary, Muhammed Shehu, at a news conference on Wednesday, August 8, in Kaduna, the group said the defection didn’t come as a surprise and accused some of the defectors of working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) long before they defected. Channels TV reports that Shehu urged the APC national leadership to sack remaining party members whose loyalty were in doubt, including a senator whom he claimed was more of a liability than an asset to the ruling party. Shehu said: “The three senators from Kaduna state, two of whom were supposedly APC, played a greater role in scuttling the Kaduna State’s bid to obtain a World Bank loan that would have seen the state witnessing an excellent infrastructural and human capital development. “They have been doing the opposition’s job better than the opposition, even before officially joining the opposition party. Their defection is just about setting the record straight; it is about where their heart and loyalty truly lies. “We are happy to note that the APC’s primary source of votes, the masses, have remained intact and reports from our strongholds indicate that their support is still unshakable, and have equally vowed that come 2019, it is going to be another opportunity to demystify the so-called power brokers in the country”.
Sources earlier reported that the Kaduna state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, August 6, received Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi and his supporters in Kaduna. Hunkuyi, who represents Kaduna North in the Senate, was among the 13 APC senators who recently defected to the PDP and other political parties. Hunkuyi was received by the state chairman of the PDP, Felix Hassan Hyet and other executive members of the party.

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