Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Yahaya I. Shinko, the Director Administration of the party who represented the acting chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji SI Danladi Wada said, “The reason advanced by the government in the statement issued by the Director General Kaduna Geographical information Service that the demolition was necessary as a result of default by the owner of the property, Distinguished Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi to pay ground rate for a period of 8 years, is untenable before the law.
“It is no longer news that today 20th February, 2018 at around 4am, the governor accompanied by heavily armed soldiers believed to be from 1 Division Nigerian Army Stormed the secretariat and carried out the dastardly act.
“The briefing is predicted on the EL Rufai led state Government demolition of the APC Kaduna State Secretariat at No. 11B, Sambo Road, Kaduna following his suspension from the party for a period of six months.”
The party commended the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police “for refusing to compromise to allow his officers and men to be used as political tools in the hands of the governor to silence oppositions in the state.”
It urged the Chief of Army Staff “to relieve the GOC 1 Division for meddling into partisan politics by allowing his men to give cover to the Governor with trucks numbering over 20 fully loaded with Military personnel and carried out the shameless act, thereby bringing the Military to disrepute.”
The party called on all members to be law abiding and remain calm in the midst of provocation by the Governor and his aides, as they have taken appropriate steps to seek redress in court of law.
The party noted that, “The offence of the Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, his teeming supporters and all other members of the APC with us in this secretariat is none but for aligning ourselves with the position of the National Headquarters and Leadership of the party to the effect that S. I Danladi Wada is the recognized Deputy Chairman of the APC in Kaduna State and stands as the Acting Chairman until a substantive Chairman emerges at the next State Congress of the Party.”