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Here’s why APC suspended Kaduna women leader



The Kaduna State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that it suspended Maryam Suleiman, the state’s Women Leader for criticizing Governor Uba Sani regarding the substantial debt that was inherited from the previous administration led by Nasir El-Rufai.

In a notice dated March 31, 2024, the Kaduna chapter of APC announced the suspension of the Women’s Leader and the reason cited for the suspension was alleged gross misconduct.

Uba Sani

The suspension notice was signed by the APC Chairman and Secretary of the Badarawa/Malali ward, Ali Maishago and Zakkah Bassahuwa, respectively.

The party claimed that Suleiman engaged in actions aimed at damaging the governor’s reputation.

Recall that 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 said El-Rufai left him $587m, N85bn 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 video that was shared on social media, Suleiman made allegations of mismanagement against Governor Sani. She also advised him not to blame his failures on El-Rufai.

However, according to the suspension notice issued by the Kaduna APC, they claimed that Suleiman played a role in organizing an attack on the governor’s political adviser, Manzo Maigari which was allegedly carried out by a group of 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.