The Senator representing Kaduna North at the Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, said democracy was raped in the state during the All Progressives Congress on Saturday, noting that the exercise was “not transparent enough.”
Hunkuyi, while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the Saturday’s ward/local congresses in the state, said, “We join all APC members and supporters in mourning the death of democracy and its burial in Kaduna State, where its resurrection may be an impossible task,” he said.
However, the Chairman of the Ward/Local Government Congresses Committee, Adamu Modibbo, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the exercise in the 255 wards of the state.
Modibbo said this in Limanci Kuna Ward in Zaria Local Government Area while speaking with journalists after monitoring the congress in some wards across the three senatorial districts of the state.
Modibo said the exercise was “conducted peacefully in well organised manner without any untoward incident in all the wards” he visited; adding that the reports he got from the teams that went to other zones were also positive.
He noted that he was particularly impressed with the large turnout of party members for the congress and the orderliness they displayed in the conduct of the congress.
He commended the party leaderships at state, local government and ward levels for their “sense of organisation, peacefulness and commitment to the party.”
“Together with all the members of the committee, we worked round the clock since we arrived Kaduna in order to ensure that everything about the congress went on without any hitch.
“In accordance with the guidelines, we met with the APC stakeholders at the party secretariat after which we constituted three-member congress committees for all the wards and gave them all the needed materials for the exercise, promptly.
“Some aspirants, including their leaders, requested for forms from us and once they met the stipulated conditions, showing evidence of payment, we gave them the forms.