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The senator representing Kaduna North senatorial zone, Suleiman Hunkuyi, has declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), would not return to power in 2019.
Hunkuyi who recently defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spoke yesterday at a reception for him and other APC defectors at the Kaduna International Trade Fair.
He urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to use the remaining few months ahead to pack his belongings from the Government House.
Hunkuyi who spoke on behalf of the other APC defectors said the APC has dealt merciless with the electorate who voted them in 2015, saying that it would be the turn of the electorate to deal with the party in the 2019 general elections.
“God gives power but the APC regime in Kaduna and Nigeria have dealt with the electorate and the electorates will retaliate at the right time.
“We don’t insult, but we tell the truth. I am telling El-Rufai to use the remaining time he has in office to pack his things and be prepared to leave Government House.
“We don’t insult, but they will feel pains by the truth we speak” Hunkuyi said.
According to him, the PDP is now stronger, fully rebranded, and ready to take over power at the state and federal level.
He said it was an error that El-Rufai was brought on board as governor of Kaduna state, and urged the people of the state to forgive him for the role he played in ensuring the governor’s election in 2015.
According to Hunkuyi, the APC in Kaduna is dead, stressing that “the engine of APC has been removed along with the tyres.”
“We came to join hands with our friends to liberate our friends from the bondage of APC in Kaduna State.
“Let’s join hand with our great party, the PDP and change things. Without PDP, there would be no end to untold hardship Nigerians would be suffering.
“We are praying to God to help us to be united to be successful in reclaiming our state and country,” he said.
Welcoming the defectors, the Kaduna State Chairman of the PDP, Felix Hassan Hyet, said he was delighted that Nigerians are beginning to understand the deception of the APC.