Things have fallen apart with the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State -the centre has finally crumbled.
Newsheadline247 understands a faction of the APC has suspended state governor, Nasir el-Rufai for six months.
The governor’s suspension is coming just three days after the faction, known as Kaduna Restoration Group, issued him a query and suspended three of his aides.
The faction which is led by Suleiman Hunkuyi, a senator representing Kaduna north central, had accused el-Rufai of “anti-party activities and anti-human activities”.
Hukunyi in his statement said if the governor did not respond to the query within 48 hours, “the state working committee will sit down and deliberate”.
According to the statement on Sunday, the faction said el-Refai refused to honour the invitation to defend himself over the allegations levelled against him.
It subsequently concluded to suspend him for six months with immediate effect.
The statement said; “Sequel to the 48 hours ultimatum issued to the Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad Elrufa’i by the Kaduna state working committee of the APC to give explanations and defence on the allegations labelled against him, the SWC under chairmanship of S.I. Danladi Wada on Saturday 17th February 2018 convened, resolved and do consider and ratified the findings and recommendations of the Disciplinary and Fact Finding Committee put before it in accordance with Article 21 (B) (iii) of the APC Constitution, to the effect that having the governor failed to respond accordingly, he stands suspended for a period of 6 months from the APC with immediate effect.”
The meeting had in attendance members of the state caucus, members of the national assembly, chairman and members of the state executive and working committees, stakeholders and other prominent members of the APC in attendance.