The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it had uncovered alleged plot by Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi to undermine the congresses in Kaduna State
The congresses starts 5th May 2018.
Alhaji Yahaya Baba Pate, Acting State Secretary said this while addressing the press on Tuesday.
He said the party membership of Senator Hunkuyi was suspended on the 17th February 2018 for offenses related to factionalizing the party and anti-party activities.
He stated that several of his associates were also expelled from the party on the same day for gross violations of party discipline.
“Due to the suspension of his membership, Senator Hunkuyi cannot directly or indirectly participate in the activities of the APC or convene any gathering in the name of the party, contrary to what he is presently doing”, he said.
“Furthermore, intelligence at our disposal suggests that he and his expelled associates are planning to destabilize the congresses across the state. There are reports that thugs and mercenaries are being assembled for this purpose.
“Consequently, the leadership of the party will hold suspended Senator Hunkuyi responsible for any breakdown of law and order in the course of our congresses.
“While Hunkuyi is a suspended member, most of his associates have lost their party membership by expulsion. Thus, they have nothing at stake, and are merely engaging in impersonation to try to undermine a party that has rightly removed them from its ranks.
“The Kaduna State APC has alerted security agencies to kindly take measures that will guarantee security and ensure the protection of life and property of our members and officials from our National Leadership, that will conduct the said congresses across the state,” he said.