The Federal Republic of Nigeria Senator representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, has called on the All Progressive Congress, APC National Working Committee, NWC to descend heavily on the Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdullaziz Yari.
He said this has become necessary so as to punish the Governor for his complicity in the illegal APC Governorship primaries that resulted in the deaths of 6 persons while about 100 electorate mostly women sustained various degree of injuries in the crisis..
Saying that more so, the governorship primaries was conducted against the directives of the APC National Working Committee of the party.
The crisis in the Zamfara chapter of the APC took a dramatic turn on Wednesday when the Independent National Electoral Commission allegedly wrote to the APC national secretariat that the party has lost the chance to field candidates in the forthcoming general elections from the state
Marafa spoke with newsmen in Abuja while reacting to report that INEC has banned the APC in the state from fielding candidates in the forth coming general election.
Speaking on the political situation in the state, Marafa said Yari transformed himself into an electoral institution and reportedly went ahead to declared election result, a crime that should not be go unpunished.
“Today it is Zamfara state, if it is allowed and tomorrow another governor do the same, it will have consequences.I think all those who were involved should be brought to book. This is the kind of person that can cause war in the country. A governor that went ahead to collate result in total disregard of committee’s decision.
“He went out to collate result and was on air declaring it through the chairman who the party asked not to take part in the exercise, resulting in violence, with 6 people killed and others sustained injuries, mostly women.
“APC must descend heavily and quickly on the actions of the governor, because they have a duty to protect the party, they have a duty to protect the process, if this kind of attitude is allowed to go unpunished, then it is setting a very bad precedence for others to follow. Only God knows who is going to copy it and what the consequences will be” Marafa said.
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