A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Abdullahi Shinkafi, has faulted the recent action of former Governor Abdul-Aziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa over the declaration
Governor Matawalle was the leader of the party in the state by the party’s national leadership.
Shinkafi made the comment during a press conference in Gusau, the state capital on Thursday, and urged the national leadership of the party to deal decisively with anyone who violates the constitution of the party.
The National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the ruling party, APC, Mai Mala Buni, during the formal defection of the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle dissolved the state caretaker committee of the APC and declared the Governor the state party leader.
But the former Governor Yari and Senator Marafa had cast off the committee’s dissolution insisting it is a move to hand over the party to Governor Bello Matawalle’s camp.
Shinkafi, a former National Secretary in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who also defected to the APC with Governor Matawalle said rigorous actions should be taken against the duo to serve as a deterrent to others.
According to him, the action of the former Governor, Abdul’azeez Yari will create factions in the party, and as such, the party leadership should take drastic disciplinary actions.
The party chieftain added that the duo and their supporters should note that the law is above everyone, stressing that the directive by the National Chairman Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni of dissolving the state party’s executives from the ward, local government and state levels and also the appointment of Governor Matawalle as the leader of APC in Zamfara is revered.
Shinkafi further called on the leadership of the APC to expel Former Governor Abdul’azeez Yari, Senator Kabiru Marafa and their supporters who publicly debated the decision of the party’s leadership.
Shinkafi also called on Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai to stay away from the politics of Zamfara State and desist from giving cover to who he described as disgruntled politicians.