APC guber primary: How Gov Yari set ‘Zamfara on fire’ – Sen. Marafa

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The Senator representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly, Kabir Marafa has accused the state governor, Abdulaziz Yari of being responsible for the violence in the governorship primary.

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Abubakar Faki, chairman of the election committee, had cancelled the primary election after many were reportedly injured during the exercise while election materials were allegedly snatched by the state government officials.

Reacting to the cancellation, Marafa said Yari, “set the state on fire” in a bid to subvert the people’s will.

Marafa stated that shortly after the distribution of election materials, agents of aspirants raised the alarm that the available ballot papers were not up to 10 per cent of the registered party members in their wards.

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The lawmaker said it was agreed that option A4 would be adopted after Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, spoke with all the aspirants.

In a statement he personally signed, Marafa said, “Yari set the state on fire just to perfect his plot to upturn the people’s will and impose on them stooges with the sole aim of continuing with his misrule through proxies after May 29, 2019.

“The chairman called, chief Adams Oshiomhole spoke individually with all the aspirants, in the end all the aspirants agreed that the ballot papers should be set aside and direct method of people queuing behind the candidate of their choice be adopted.

“It is pertinent to mention here that governor’s candidate lost in all the wards where elections held. I was leading in all the wards.

“Hours after the cancellation desperate governor Yari went on air to announce that election will continue today (Thursday) without even condoling and sympathizing with the families of the deceased and the injured persons.”