Hunkuyi , other Suspended Members are Agents of Destruction – PDP Chair
…says they planned to destroy PDP before LG elections
The Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State Chapter ,Chief Hassan Felix Hyet said Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi and six others recently suspended from the party was done in good faith to safe the party in the State .
According to him, they were agents of destruction who found their ways into party for selfish reasons other than party interest .
The Chairman ,who alleged that Hunkuyi and other suspended are planning to destroy the party before the State local government elections scheduled to hold 2021, said their suspension is a disciplinary measures meant to serve as deterrent to others planning to go same way .
In chat with some journalists at his Kaduna residence, the caretaker Committee Chairman, Hassan Hyet, revealed that Senator Hunkuyi has a long history of dumping the party each time he contested governorship elections and lost.
He also revealed that the Senator flouted the party’s rule in 2019 elections, stressing that rather than contesting for senatorial seat as a decampee, Hunkuyi contested for governor as well as senatorial seat against the MoU between him and the party’s national body officials.
“Senator Hunkuyi contested governorship elections in 2023, 2007 and 2011 against Mohammed Makarfi, Namadi Sambo and Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and lost all. And when he contested and lost, he’ll disappear until the next round of the election before he’ll come back for contest claiming to be the best candidate at all times,” he said.
The Chairman also stated that all those creating problems in the party are not real members ,but decampees that belong to the former Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi’s camp.
Our Correspondent, who was part of the interview, reported that the party in the State suspended Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi and six others for alleged “anti-party activities” penultimate last two weeks.
Hyet, also disclosed that the state party believed that the trouble makers in the party creating problems simply to ensure that the party does not do well in the local government elections next year, even though he could not agree on whether they are moles in the party as spoilers.
“90 percent of them are not original members of PDP; they are all decampees, especially his own (Hunkuyi) group. Those, who didn’t decamp with him, are not causing us any problem at all, only those attached to him.
“You know that the three years’ tenure of the local government chairmen will end next year; so, I don’t think their issue now is about 2023 but an issue of local government elections because that is the bedrock of politics. So, they think, if they mess us up, we have nothing to do, and while the party has nothing to present at the local government elections it means that we will be completely disadvantaged. “Therefore, we believed that they are only in PDP to create problems,” he said.
He further explained that supporters of the party that never weaver have been sending text messages and calling him to give their advice on ways forward to end the crisis rocking the party at the state level after the state congress ,but none from Hunkuyi’s camp.