A faction of the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has suspended the governor of the state, Nasir el-Rufai, for six (6) months.
The development is coming three (3) days after the faction, known as Kaduna Restoration Group, issued the Governor a query and suspended three of his aides.
The Kaduna Restoration Group led by the Senator representing Kaduna North Central, Suleiman Hunkuyi, had accused the Kaduna state Governor of “anti-party activities and anti-human activities”.
Senator Hunkuyi said if the Governor did not respond to the query within forty-eight (48) hours, “the state working committee will sit down and deliberate.”
However, in a statement on Sunday, February 18, the faction said the governor refused to honour the invitation to defend himself over the allegations levelled against him and thereafter resolved to suspend him for six months with immediate effect.
The statement said, “Sequel to the 48 hours ultimatum issued to the Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad Elrufa’i by the Kaduna state working committee of the APC to give explanations and defence on the allegations labelled against him, the SWC under chairmanship of S.I.
“Danladi Wada on Saturday 17th February 2018 convened, resolved and do consider and ratified the findings and recommendations of the Disciplinary and Fact Finding Committee put before it in accordance with Article 21 (B) (iii) of the APC Constitution, to the effect that having the governor failed to respond accordingly, he stands suspended for a period of 6 months from the APC with immediate effect”, it added.