Breaking: Former Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, Speaks on Dumping APC for PDP

Former APC Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, Speaks on Dumping APC for PDP

Abdulaziz Yari Joins PDP? 

Thousands of members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa attended a congress on Saturday to elect members of the State Working Committee (SWC) from across Zamfara’s 14 local government areas.


The former Zamfara senator dismissed reports that he alongside the immediate past former Governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari had ditched the APC for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP.

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Recall that the Marafa faction had recently held ward and local government congresses in the state.

The exercise which produced Alhaji Surajo Garba Maikatako as chairman, was peaceful as security operatives successfully managed the crowd that thronged out for the exercise.

Addressing the crowd after his emergence as the chairman, Maikatako, thanked members of the party for the confidence reposed in him, pledging to work hard to take the party to greater heights.

“With the peaceful conduct of the exercise, we are on the right path of consolidating our hold in Zamfara State, North West and the entire country.

“While wishing you a safe trip back to your respective homes, I assure you that I will not let you down in this journey to rescue our state,” he said.

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He commended security agencies for the support given them during the exercise.

Other members of the newly-elected State Working Committee are Dan Malam Mai Yadi (Vice-Chairman), Nasiru Muhammad Gummi (Secretary), Auwalu Garba Alhazzai (Treasurer), Babangida and Abubakar Gusau (Legal Adviser).

Also elected are; Mamuda Gaba (Financial Secretary), Bello Bakyasuwa (Publicity Secretary), Kabiru Rabiu (Auditor), Lauwali Bello Viara (Youth Leader), Hussaini Dan Isha (Welfare Secretary), Nafisa Ahmad (Women Leader) and Abubakar Usman Gora (Organizing Secretary).

Meanwhile, Senator Marafa has debunked reports that he has dumped the APC together with a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, describing it as ” wishful thinking of minions”

There were reports in social media that Yari and Marafa had joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the intervention of a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Reacting, Marafa said “we are senior engineers and architects in the project team that designed, built and maintained APC from inception to date.

“This is the wishful thinking of the minions parading themselves as the new owners of APC today. We are senior engineers and architects in the project team that designed, built and maintained APC from the beginning to date.

“We are not going to leave the complex in the hands of those who were labourers, masons, plumbers and carpenters in the design and construction days. No way!

” We are not going anywhere. Emir no de go transfer,” he said in Pidgin.


The Trending report reads; Former Zamfara State Governor Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari has reunited with his PDP friends and agreed with former Senate President His Excellency Bukola Saraki, a Kwara State-born radical politician, to use all available resources to fight the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress Party, the APC, in the 2023 general elections.


Yari, who is supposed to be in Zamfara for the ongoing APC State Congress, was seen alighting from what appeared to be a private jet with former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Kabiru Marafa, and others at a Nigerian airport for an urgent People Democratic Party Caucus meeting.


As they walked out of the airport to their waiting cars, Yari, who appeared relaxed and at ease with his old and new PDP friends, laughed heartily and casually.


Information also revealed that Yari gifted the sum of 50 million Naira as his contribution to the embattled Zamfara State Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu Gusau for the recently concluded PDP National Congress.


Several reports also claim that since leaving office, Yari has never attended or sent a representative to any APC functions in the state. His relationship has always been a show of good faith. His heart has always belonged to the PDP, and he has now decided to join them.



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