By Ben Agande
Kaduna—The fact-finding committee set up by All Progressives Congress, APC, to look into the crisis in Kaduna State chapter of the party, weekend, met with Governor Nasir el-Rufai, and factional leader of the party, Suleiman Hunkuyi, in Kaduna.
The committee is headed by the ex-governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni.
Though members of the Hunkuyi-led faction had gathered at the demolished secretariat of the party on Sambo Road, members of the committee kept them waiting for more than four hours before they eventually arrived when majority of members of the faction had left.
It was learned that the committee member had earlier met Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the northwest national vice chairman of the party, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, whose house was also demolished by the governor.
The Oni-led committee arrived the factional office of the APC at about 3:41pm for a meeting that was scheduled for 11am.
Oni apologised to the Senator Hunkuyi-led group for their late arrival, adding that from the look of things, the crisis rocking the party in the state was redeemable and appealed to party leaders in the state to sheathe their swords to allow peace reign.
He said though the mandate of the committee was only fact-finding, it would submit its report to the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who had been mandated by the President to reconcile aggreived members of the party.
On his part, Senator Hunkuyi informed the committee that while the chairman of the other faction was invited by the national working committee for next National Executive Committee meeting of the party, their chairman was not invited.
“If there will be reconciliation, there should be fairness and justice shown to all, “he said.
Meanwhile, earlier, the senator representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Senator Shehu Sani, who spoke on behalf of the group, insisted that the factional APC chairman, Alhaji Danladi Wada, remained the authentic party chairman.
Among those present at the secretariat were Senators Suleiman Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani, former Director-General, National Orientation Agency, Alhaji Idi Farouk, owner of Kaduna-based Liberty FM radio, Alhaji Tijjani Ramallan, Factional chairman, Danladi Wada, convener of ‘APC akida,’ Maitamaki Tom-Maiyashi, Vice Admiral Ibrahim Ik, retd, former Kaduna State Commissioner of Women Affairs, Hajia Rabi Abdulsalam, Ambassador Sule Buba, among others.