Why we suspended our women leader in Kaduna – APC | read details

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Why we suspended our women leader in Kaduna – APC | read details

The Kaduna State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has suspended the Women’s Leader, Maryam Suleiman, for criticising Governor Uba Sani over the huge debt of $587m, N85bn, allegedly inherited from the immediate past administration.

Her suspension letter dated March 31, 2024, signed by the APC Chairman and Secretary of the Badarawa/Malali ward, Ali Maishago and Zakkah Bassahuwa, respectively, accused Suleiman of gross misconduct.

The party accused Suleiman of carrying out actions to tarnish the governor’s reputation.

The Kaduna State governor had, on Saturday, during a Town Hall Meeting, lamented the huge debt inherited from his predecessor, El-Rufai.

Sani said the state was left with a lean purse and too broke to pay workers’ salaries.

The governor alleged that  El-Rufai left him $587m, N85bn debt and 115 contractual liabilities.

“Despite the huge debt burden of $587m, N85bn, and N115bn contractual liabilities sadly inherited from the previous administration, we remain resolute in steering Kaduna State towards progress and sustainable development.

“We have conducted a thorough assessment of our situation and are sharpening our focus accordingly,” Sani had said.

However, the APC women leader speaking in the Hausa language in a viral video, berated the governor over his remarks.

In the said video posted on social media, Suleiman accused Governor Sani of mismanagement and advised him to refrain from attributing his failures to El-Rufai.

But in the suspension notice, the Kaduna APC alleged that Suleiman had been involved in orchestrating an attack on the political adviser to the governor, Manzo Maigari, purportedly carried out by thugs.

Citing  Article 21, 2 (v) of the APC Constitution, the party said Suleiman’s suspension would remain indefinite pending a thorough investigation into the allegations.