Senator Hunkuyi Raises Alarm Of Plot To Demolish His Personal House

SENATOR Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, (Kaduna North) has raised alarm over a new plot to demolish his personal house in the Kaduna by the state government.

A one-story building he donated to a faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state was demolished on Tuesday.

The state government said the property was pulled down as part of an exercise to rid the state of illegal structures, tackle street trading and restore order across the state.

Raising alarm on Wednesday that his personal house has been marked for demolition, the lawmaker said he received a ridiculous bill asking him to pay for the ground rent of the property located at Inuwa Wada.

He said he was given an ultimatum of thirty (30) days to remit the sum of N30million naira as the ground rent of the property.

Hunkuyi stated this in series of tweets from his Twitter handle @HunkuyiSuleiman on Wednesday, displaying a fresh grand rent bill sent to him by the Kaduna State Geographic Information Service.

In his tweets, the lawmaker said he has paid his dues up to date displaying documents to back up his claims.

While reacting to his property demolished on Tuesday, he said he has forgiven the state governor, Nasir El-rufai, for the incident.

Hunkuyi reminded Mr. El-rufai that he still has another property in the state daring the governor to demolish it if he so wishes to.

“Let me also use the opportunity to remind Nasir El-Rufai that there is another property in which I housed him, which he slept in so many times in the course of bringing so many people together to elect him as governor on Queen Elizabeth Road in Zaria.

“In case he forgets and in case he still wants to take it.

“I rest my case.”

HEADLINE understand there are three factions of the party in the State.

While Hunkuyi leads the faction known as “Kaduna Restoration Group,” Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) pilots another faction known as “APC -Akida,” while the governor is in charge of “government house faction.”

But the Special Adviser to Governor on Political and Inter-governmental Affairs, Uba Sani, reacting to Tuesday’s demolition stated there is no APC faction in the state, adding that the party had only one executive council, which is recognised by the National Working Committee.

Sani while addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, insisted that the demolition was legal.

He stated that contrary to reports in the media, the building did not belong to a faction of the APC but a company, dismissing insinuation that the government was persecuting the lawmaker.

“The building belongs to a company. The demolition is not persecution because if we regard it as persecution, we will also regard as persecution the demolition of houses of over 100 people.”