*vows to seek justice in court
Chairman of Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC), S.I. Wada has called on the Chief of Army Staff to relieve the GOC of 1 Division of his position for engaging in. Partisan politics.
He made the call at a press briefing while reacting to the demolition of its party secretariat in Kaduna on Tuesday.
“Urge 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,” he said.
Represented by his Director Admin, Yahaya I. Shinko, he however called on members loyal to their faction to remain calm, vowing to use legal means in seeking redress.
“Call on all Members of the party to be law abiding and remain calm in the midst of provocation by the Governor and his aides, as we have taken appropriate steps to seek redress in court of law,” he said.
He explained that the briefing is predicted on the Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led state government’s 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.
“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 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 and hereby condemned in strong terms,” he said.
The APC Kaduna State however 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
“NB: 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,” he concluded.