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Suspended women leader claims she has no regrets about criticizing the Kaduna government


Maryam Suleiman, the All Progressives Congress’s suspended women’s leader in Kaduna State, has stated she doesn’t regret his criticism of Governor Uba Sani.

In a phone conversation on Monday, Suleiman said she remained unfazed and referred to the party’s decision to suspend her for criticizing the governor as an act of God.

Suleiman was suspended indefinitely by the Kaduna State APC leadership on Sunday in response to her criticism of the state governor, who had claimed to have inherited a massive debt from his predecessor, Nasir El-Rufai.

Governor Sani had, on Saturday, during a Town Hall Meeting, lamented that El-Rufai left him $587m, N85bn and 115 contractual liabilities.

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

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.

On account of his attack on the governor, the Kaduna APC leadership on Sunday handed Suleiman a suspension, citing Article 21, 2 (v) of the APC Constitution.

But speaking with our correspondent on Monday, the embattled women leader said she remained unperturbed by her suspension, insisting that she spoke the truth.

She added she was only aware of her purported suspension on social media, noting that 24 hours after the announcement, she had yet to be served any letter of suspension from her Nasarawa/Malaki Ward.


“I only read of my suspension on social media. I am yet to receive any suspension letter from our party,” she said.

She said she stood by what she said in the viral video, saying that what the governor did, was a clear case of betrayal.

According to her, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai did everything for Uba to become a senator and later governor, she said in the controversial video.

She also advised the governor against setting himself against El-Rufai, whom she described as “our leader.”

“I have no regrets over my criticism of Governor Sani. I thank God for all that happened.

I only heard of my suspension on social media. I am yet to be served the suspension letter.

In any case, I stand by what I said about the governor. I have no regrets at all. I remained unruffled by my actions because I stated the obvious.

As a senator, Governor Uba Sani is the arrowhead of securing loans by El-Rufai administration. He was deeply involved in that,” she added.




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