A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state has suspended Governor Nasir El-Rufai for six months.
According to Vanguard, the Governor was suspended for refusing to answer the query issued to him last week.
The faction, while unveiling its secretariat, asked El-Rufai to respond to the query within 48 hours.
Speaking to newsmen, the factional chairman, Alhaji Danladi Wada said “This briefing is sequel to 48 hours ultimatum/query and warning issued to the state governor to explain and defence himself against the allegations leveled against him which he failed to respond.
“The State Working Committee on Saturday 17, February 2018, convened and resolved to consider and to rectify the findings and recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee and the Fact Finding Committee put before it in accordance with the provision of article 21(B) section 3 of the APC constitution and accordingly, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai stands suspended for 6 months from the APC, commencing from 17, February, 2018.”
Another faction expels 28
Vanguard reports that Governor El-Rufai’s suspension is coming after the main faction suspended Senator Hunkuyi and expelled 28 others.
In his response to the query issued to him, the Kaduna state Governor said that it is a non-issue.
El-Rufai also described the new faction as a group of political traders.