Kaduna state Governorship aspirant, Sen Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi has paid a visit to the National Secretariat of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU).
According to the Union’s spokesperson, Luka Biniyat, Hunkuyi’s visit was to get SOKAPU’s Endorsement of NNPP.
He added that Hunkuyi pleaded for the cooperation of SOKAPU for Mass mobilisation of Southern Kaduna to ensure the removal of the current Government.
The statement read, “This afternoon, Sen. Suleiman Usma Hunkiyi (3rd from left) National Organising Secretary of NNPP and topmost gubernatorial aspirant for Kaduna State ticket of the party stormed SOKAPU National Secretariat in Barnawa, Kaduna with Kaduna State Chairman of the NNPP, Hon. Ben Kure (2nd from left) to brief the President of SOKAPU, Hon Jonathan Asake (5th from left) on developments the party.
Hunkiyi, who was the Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial Zone (2015-2019) informed Asake that the NNPP had already created structures in all the 255 wards of Kaduna State, the 23 LGAs of the state and that it was same in virtually all the States of the Federation, the FCT and at the National level as well.
He said that the NNPP has become the leading party in the Northern and Central Senatorial Zones of Kaduna State and that it was making good inroads in the Southern Senatorial zone. He also added that the NNPP is an alternative to the APC and the PDP and wants the SOKAPU president to use his clout and leadership of the umbrella body of the people of Southern Kaduna to let his members understand what the NNPP is all about. “We have no choice whatsoever than to do all we can to remove the bad government we have in Kaduna State today,” Hunkiyi said. He pleaded for the cooperation of SOKAPU for mass mobilisation of Southern Kaduna to ensure the removal of the present government at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House to save Kaduna State from irreversible destruction.
The President of SOKAPU, in his response, told his visitors that he was excited about the new party, but informed the Senator that SOKAPU officials do belong to any political party based on the constitution of the Union. But he said that SOKAPU would show keen interest on how the political leadership of the state and the country emerge in 2023.
He however regretted what he termed as the “strange politics of exclusiveness” of the present government in the state and the “inhuman policies” of the Nasir el-Rufai led government.
“My advice to you is that any party that does not consider the ethno-religious diversity of Kaduna State in picking it’s candidate and running mate, will not get the support of the people of Southern, Kaduna,” he warned.”