The Oasis Reporters
February 18, 2018
Last week, Sen. Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi (Senator Kaduna North) in league with some APC juggernauts commissioned a factional secretariat of their party and inaugurated a new set of state executives.
Most of Sen. Hunkuyi’s faction executives are state officers recognized by the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, since set-go.
Multifaceted narratives responsible for the cat and mouse relationship between the “Godfather (Sen.Hunkuyi) and godson” (Gov. El-rufai) are horizontally and vertically flying in the State’s political planet.
Of the assorted reasons being hoisted, two are outstanding:
1) it was my victory disposition of Gov. El-rufai; and 2) a winner can’t take all stance, of Sen. Hunkuyi.
A critical perusal of the two reasons shows that their fiasco borders on “allocation of values”. Or “who gets what, where and how”.
Allowing the skirmish to degenerate to this irreparable degree is Gov. El-Rufai’s greatest political misstep. Only a neophyte, political wet, and a dull nihilist will pick a fight with a veteran hyena that his back had been wetted by all political dews of Kaduna State.
Sen. Hunkuyi is ala a bat that has seen all the nights, except the night of his death.
Now that a line is in the sand, Gov. El-rufai will know the level of lethality and how devastating Sen.Hunkuyi’s political punches could be.
I know that the jesters in Governor El-rufai’s loop are massaging his hippopotamus – sized ego via assurances to him that he will weather this whirlwind. A pit of hell lie!
Sen. Hunkuyi’s active political cells are in all the nooks and crannies of the state. And have been existing long before the advent of this Republic in 1999. He has used those cells to rescue drowning political figures and at the same time bury others. I’m pretty sure he will demonstrate that skill on APC and Gov. El-rufai, once again.
Wait a minute, who has the political sagacity or balls in Gov.El-rufai’s strategic and tactical camp?
Who is connected with the grassroots and can mobilize people with ease of knife on butter in his political nest?
Is it Councilor Jimmy Lawal (A Yoruba man), Adviser Muyiwa Adekeye(A Yoruba Chap), Balarabe Abbas, Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Lightweighted Deputy Governor) or Thomas Gyang (The Due Process Czar) ?
How can these spineless and rudderless political actors challenge a group made up of; Sen. Shehu Sani, Alh. Tijjani Ramadan, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Mal. Tom Maiyashi, Adm. I.I. Iko, Com. Mikiah Takwak, Dr.Stanley Mamman and Hon. Isah Ashiru?
To think that the two will or can tango in the same field, is wanton stupidity because one is akin to a feeder team while the other, the senior team.
Now that the lethal brouhaha has peaked, the national body of the APC that refused to act on petitions of aggrieved party members and major state-holders will jump-in and side with the Gov.El-rufai’s faction because governors are their bills pickers. It is said; ”he who pays the piper dictates the tune”.
APC’s national headquarters sentimental and biased move will finally screw a nine inch nail on the coffin of their party in Kaduna State because Sen. Hunkuyi’s faction will not stand arms akimbo and allow themselves to be terminated, politically.
Sen. Hunkuyi and his dogged fighting troops will take their case to the mandate givers who are also eager to give Gov. El-rufai and his platoon of external and internal usurpers a marching order to the political Golgotha. The people have been waiting for a payback time, desperately.
Because of this fisticuff and mountains of other self-inflicted quandaries, APC and Gov. El-rufai will suffer one of the biggest electoral defeats in the history of Kaduna State, come 2019.
No magic, no strategy, no Goebellian-height propaganda, no intimidation, and no Nazi-style harassment will take the noose off their necks.
The same wind of change that coasted them to unexpected victories shall flush them down the political sink.
Written by John Danfulani