The Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has affirmed the suspension of its Women Leader, Maryam Suleiman, who criticized the state governor, Senator Uba Sani, over the huge debt inherited from the previous administration in the state.

The party said the release of the state's debt profile was commendable and showed the governor's commitment to transparent and inclusive governance.

PUNCH reported that Sani, during a meeting at the City Council on Saturday, lamented the huge debt inherited from his predecessor, Nasir El-Rufai.

Sani said the state was now left with some sums, insufficient to pay salaries, adding that his administration inherited a total of N587 million, N85 billion and 115 contractual liabilities from the former governor.

“Despite the huge debt burden of US$587 million, US$85 billion and 115 contractual liabilities, unfortunately inherited from the previous administration, we remain determined to steer Kaduna State towards progress and sustainable development.

“We have conducted a thorough assessment of our situation and are sharpening our focus accordingly,” the governor said.

In response, the APC female leader, in a viral video in Hausa, berated the governor for his remarks.

This earned the female leader suspension from her Badarawa/Malali district.

However, the state APC, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Salisu Wusono, on Tuesday in Kaduna, stated the indefinite suspension.

The ruling party praised what it called the governor's open and inclusive leadership style, evident in the diverse representations at the City Council meeting.

“The event provided a platform to discuss the state’s challenges, progress and plans, reflecting the administration’s dedication to citizen engagement,” the party said.

The party further welcomed Sani's recent initiatives aimed at alleviating economic hardships and promoting progress in Kaduna State.