Kaduna govt demolishes factional APC secretariat

Officials of the Kaduna State Government backed by armed policemen on Tuesday morning demolished a house on sambo Road in the state capital, used by a faction of the All Progressives Congress as a Secretariat.

The state chapter is split into three.

One factor is led by Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the ohers by Senator Hunkuyi and Senator Shehu Sani.

The Hunkuyi faction had on Monday suspended the governor from the party in retaliation for the senator’s suspension by it.

The senator claimed that the governor personally drove a bulldozer to the house, belonging to him, and ordered its demolition.

He said the governor marked another property of his in Hunkuyi town for demolition but his kinsmen did not allow the exercise to go ahead.

Speaking via his Twitter handle, he said: ” the early hours of today, the @GovKaduna Mallam @elrufai personally drove a bulldozer accompanied by armored tanks to destroy my house at 11B Sambo Road. This is a new low and fighting dirty with such low level of pettiness is indeed unprecedented in Kaduna State.

“It is on record that few months back, @GovKaduna Mallam @elrufai marked another property of mine in Hunkuyi town for demolition but residents of the area prevented the officials from demolishing it. Today, he came well prepared with military men to destroy my house at Sambo Road.

“This is also the same way, Mallam @elrufai destroyed the house of the APC Dep National Chairman Northwest, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir months back, which tells you that the governor is reckless, petty & cant stand political pressure, without resorting to being a ruthless dictator.”

He also posted pictures of the demolition.

The state government has yet to respond.