January 27, 2023



Kaduna: I dedicated error bringing APC to energy in 2015 – Hunkuyi

Kaduna state governorship candidate of New Nigeria Individuals’s Occasion (NNPP), Sen. Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, has admitted that he made a mistake by bringing All Progressive Congress (APC) to energy in Kaduna state in 2015 election.

Hunkuyi stated he performed outstanding position in putting in the APC authorities of Malam Nasir el-Rufai and that of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. The previous Commissioner for Finance stated he made efforts to warn residents throughout the 23 native governments to not vote Governor Nasir el-Rufai in 2019 however the ensuing voters’ apathy ensured a default victory by the APC. He famous that he’s able to amend the error by flushing out the APC authorities come 2023 as his final legacy in politics. 

Addressing an interactive session with leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna state chapter on Monday, Hunkuyi stated regardless of leaving the social gathering, APC received the 2019 polls in Kaduna state by default as a result of only one.8 million out of the 4.2 million registered voters voted within the elections. 

He warned that the 2023 election may be received by default if the electorates refused to return out and vote for events of their alternative. 

Based on Hunkuyi, “I didn’t wish to pursue politics past 2019 as a result of personally I needed to do one thing else. And in addition dedicate consideration and time to my kids and my household. However for thus many causes I’ve to increase my keep in politics. 

“In 2013 – 2014, I felt that Nasir el-Rufai would make an excellent governor for Kaduna state. That was my conviction. I felt that Muhammadu Buhari would make a really excellent President in 2015. That was my conviction. No person foresaw that. It was a conviction. Nevertheless it was an error due to human thoughts, the behaviour of man is unpredictable. So once I got here again in 2019 and I went across the 23 native authorities areas, I instructed the those that for those who elect Nasir el-Rufai and Buhari, you accomplish that at your individual peril. 

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“Another excuse why I got here again and stay in politics is as a result of my little brother stated he has retired me from politics and I’m out of politics. However I got here again additionally to take away all misfits in authorities by 2023 by the particular grace of God as a result of they have been introduced in by in poor health wind of the individuals. I’ll flush out all of the misfits in authorities. Cause quantity two why I made a decision to stay in authorities is as a result of I wish to repair the wreckage inflicted on the monetary standing of Kaduna state.

“There’s hazard lurking forward as a result of this authorities is by default. I can inform you that 90 % of the individuals on this corridor didn’t need Nasir el-Rufai to return again in 2019 election. Did he not come again? That’s authorities by default. 4 million or 4.2 million voters have been registered in 2019, however 1.8 million individuals got here out to vote. There have been two events. Majority didn’t come out, the minority determined for almost all, the least minority determined to go for almost all as a result of out of 1.8 million that got here out to vote, 800,000 of them stated no to el-Rufai, they stated no to APC. 

“When you take that 800,000 and add to 2.7 million that refused to return out, they haven’t solely added to the votes, however helped to kind a authorities for el-Rufai. That’s authorities by default. We must always permit matured democracy to occur. It may occur once more in Kaduna. It was two events, however now there are 4 candidates. There’s a candidate for APC, PDP, NNPP and LP. Hunkuyi is at your beck and name it doesn’t matter what occurred, NNPP will garner extra votes.

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“However once more we’re polarised. Kaduna has by no means been polarised alongside spiritual line as it’s immediately as a result of APC is doing Muslim-Muslim ticket. Once I exit for election I’ve higher and decrease limits, however I’m going for decrease restrict. So don’t say that Hunkuyi didn’t elevate the alarm {that a} authorities could emerge by default in Kaduna state in 2023.”

Hunkuyi, who decried the spate of money owed incured by the outgoing authorities, a determine which he put at N500 billion, promised to instantly make a supplementary funds, if elected, to deal with points that has to do with safety. 

He stated he would have interaction related stakeholders like NLC on resolution making about governance, vowing to reverse some insurance policies of this current administration thought-about to be too harsh and unfriendly to the poor lots and evaluation different insurance policies for simpler implementation.

The NLC State chairman, Comrade Ayuba Suleiman Magaji, described Hunkuyi as pal of civil servants, who intervened in restating employees sacked by the then army administration of Colonel Hameed Ali (Rtd), on the arrival of civilian authorities in 1999. 

He additionally recalled how Hunkuyi assisted employees to entry loans from workplace of the Secretary to the State authorities (SSG).