Despite Attack, Mammoth Crowd Welcome Hunkuyi In Zaria

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Obute James


  • Hunkuyi calls for gender equality in APC


Less than 24 hours after thugs allegedly sponsored by Kaduna State government attacked the venue of the stakeholders meeting convened by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi in Kaduna, undeterred mammoth crowd had welcomed him in Zaria the home town of incumbent Governor Nasir el-Rufai.


Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi who is representing Kaduna North Senatorial District in the Senate on Monday in Zaria during the stakeholders meeting charged members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to ensure gender equality in the forthcoming ward, local government and state congress.


He observed that gender equality would not only give the women a sense of belonging but also ensure equity and Justice in the polity.


He said that the meeting was not a political campaign but meant to sensitise stakeholders and supporters to resist imposition of delegates through affirmation or selection during the forthcoming party congress.


“I want to task members of this great party to be gender sensitive by electing women into different positions.


“Make sure that you elect credible persons in every ward who will steer the affairs of this great party; apart from that, make sure that you elect learned individuals.


“Make sure you resist any attempt by those in positions of authority to impose candidates on you; Kaduna State Government does not want to hold congresses; instead, they have already compiled a list of those they want to impose on people.”


He said such a move was a violation of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the party’s constitution and should be resisted.


Hunkuyi gave an assurance that his struggle to bring about leadership change was not meant for personal aggrandizement but to liberate Kaduna people.


According to him, politics is not about enslaving people but fulfilling promises, changing the lives of the electorate for the better to ensure positive development.


He said some thugs allegedly sponsored by Kaduna State governor and his aide attacked him and his supporters during a meeting at NUT End-well Hotel in Kaduna on Sunday.


Hunkuyi said the attack would not deter him and his followers; rather “this will ginger us up to actively struggle for positive change in Kaduna State.”


The meeting attracted APC chieftains and other groups including students body from across the 8 local government local government areas that make up the Kaduna North Senatorial District. These include Zaria, Sabon Gari, Kudan, Makarfi, Soba, Kubau, Ikara and Lere Local Government areas.

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