Senator representing Kaduna North, Suleiman Uthman Hunkuyi has expressed sadness over the role he played in bringing el-Rufai as the Governor of Kaduna beg the people of Kaduna State to sincerely forgive him.
The senator who stated this while fielding questions from the Journalists shortly after his inter-face visit at the State People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) on Friday.
According to hum,” The rulling party (APC) had since derailed from the true change its promised to Nigerians which informed his decision to dump the party.
“My decision to quit APC was the must popular decision available to human beings and their political situation that has caused to this country by APC.
“You have to go back to the root of what attracted us to APC. What attracted us to APC then was the abnormal political terrain provided by PDP then, that was one, two, the grouping of the progressive minds to provide solution and alternatives to what we believed, what we hope, what we laboured and what we prayed for. We taught it is going to be a credible political alternative to PDP. Those were the reasons why we left PDP for APC.
“I Suleiman Uthman Hunkuyi, your good self, fellow Nigerians all over the country are living witnesses to the political situation meted on Nigerians due to the lack of internal democracy within the APC.
“This is one of the key reasons, we believed that the APC is no longer what Nigerians craved for. Whether we like it or not, PDP is an alternative structure second to known after APC. The PDP has retracted it stroke to apologised for some of anomalies that have been enumerated against it by fellow Nigerians.
“Therefore, one can easily deduce from what I have just said in the first place the reasons why we were attracted to APC, and what has been meted on Nigerians, and what we believed now is that APC is not an alternative, and even if it is, it is no longer such a meaningful democratic credible alternative which we craved for. So I Hunkuyi believed in the politics of people’s interest, politics of the people’s mandate, politics of the people’s welfare, and not the lack of respect for what people craved for.
“Although, what the APC was saying is that people were runing after a free meal ticket, but nobody would say I Hunkuyi is not relevant in my own state, in my own locality, and even, if they say that, that is their own view, but people will prove whether those officers in the APC who at a time changed position are valuable or credible in their own polity or not.
“Nobody can announce such a judgement, the judgment belong to the people on whom we believe in. In the past few months, the APC without reservation, without respect for people have gone to prove that they dont care about what people care to choose. I laughed, because it is a very big joke when the APC at the end of the day, last week or this week introduced Direct Primaries. How can you talk of Direct Primaries when you did not recognised the will of the people to vote under a ward Congresses; that is manipulation. We have been in this culture called democracy In the last 30 years, so nobody can come with a word that appears to be attractive or sounds to be credible, and under that you hide to short change the people.
“Nobody is willing anymore to believe what the leadetship of APC is telling the people, because we have seen practically; in practice that people do not matter to APC”, he concluded.