Shehu Sani And Hunkunyi Factions Officially Dump APC
Two groups from the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress [APC], the Shehu Sani factions and Suleiman Hunkuyi group, have officially dumped the ruling party.
Chairman of the Akida faction, Tom Maiyashi, of the Shehu Sani faction, and legal adviser of the Restoration Group, Ja’afaru Abas Ibrahim, of the Hunkuyi group announced this on Friday.
Maiyashi and Abas Ibrahim made the announcement at a joint press conference in Kaduna.
The two senators have been engaged in political warfare with the state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.
Speaking at the press conference, spokesperson of the groups, Tom Maiyashi said:
“This joint press conference is the culmination of extensive reviews and consultations over the state of the All Progressives, Congress (APC) in Kaduna state as well as in the nation.
“As you will appreciate, groups such as ours that had been on the frontline of the efforts to keep our party along the lines of survival, accountability and integrity, will be diligent in ensuring that whatever steps we take, are consistent with our high sense of responsibility.
“We are satisfied that the positions we have arrived at are in the best interests of our members and the ongoing efforts to create options and strategies that will rid our nation of undeserved and avoidable challenges.
“Members of our two groups have decided to leave the APC because it is incapable of accommodating and responding to well-meaning dissent, criticism and demands for inclusiveness and internal democracy.”
Maiyashi and Abas Ibrahim also advised their supporters to formally withdraw from the APC which has remained a thorn in their flesh.
“We want to commend the resilience and commitment of our members in the face of institutionalised exclusion, marginalisation and abuse.
“We urge them all to keep faith” Maiyashi said.
Though they did not disclose which party they will join, ElombahNews gathered that Senator Shehu Musa will likely pitch with PRP, the party of Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna State.
Maiyashi however, said discussions are still ongoing on which political parties share their values and principles.