By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
There were chants of oyoyo amidst great jubilation as Senator representing Kaduna North Zone, Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi stormed the Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Secretariat.
Hunkuyi, accompanied by several former APC members who decamped with him, stormed the Secretariat.
He arrived at exactly 2:30pm and was immediately ushered into the office of the Kaduna State PDP Chairman, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyet for a brief meeting, before storming the hall, were thousands of supporters were waiting for his address.
While addressing party faithful and supporters, Hunkuyi said he has left the APC for good and now a member of the PDP.
He said one of the reasons of the visit was to exchange pleasantries with members of the PDP.
“Mr. Chairman, We have left the APC whoever is on our property, we leave it with them.
“We are appealing and will arrange a date along with you for a formal reception, so we can tell Nigerians that APC in Nigeria is now finished.
“We want Mr Chairman, that we hold a function to show that APC has lost and God has strengthened PDP that its two hands have become four.
“We would show the world that I am with you completely.
“The third reason we are here is to appeal for a committee to be set up for the grand reception before the party’s primaries,” he added.
Speaking further on why he was visiting, Senator Hunkuyi said that the grand reception was important and would send clear signals to the ruling APC.
“On a serious note, we are back to PDP. We know where we came from and by God’s grace we would collect power from them.
“Mr Chairman we see PDP as an alternative to provide solution. We are not here to joke.
“We pray God keeps us to the day of the reception.
“We need to portray a hand writing on the wall during the reception that APC has finally been brought down in Kaduna State,” he said.
In his remarks, the Chairman PDP Kaduna State, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyet said that without Hunkuyi, Governor Nasir el-Rufai would not have been able to pick even a ticket for a local government chairman.
Hyet who was visibly excited, said that Hunkuyi was a founding father of PDP in the state.
“Under your watch, his repressive regime in Kaduna brought untold hardship.
“We thank God you realized and came back and together with your people to the house you helped in building.
“Only yesterday, El-Rufai was castigating 16 years of PDP. Under PDP, he was minister for four years, he was DG BPE.
“On the issue of defection, we welcome you, we want people like you that are bulldozers, what else do we need?” He asked rhetorically.