- Senator Kabiru Marafa has urged the governor of Zamfara state to desist from calling for a second primary election
- Marafa said the advise by Governor Yari is a call to anarchy
- According to him, it is unfortunate that the governor is deliberately frustrating the conduct of the exercise
The chairman of the Senate committee on petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa, has described the call by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct the primary election by themselves as an invitation to anarchy. He also described the call by the governor as illegal.
Yari had while addressing journalists in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital urged all party faithfuls in the state to conduct the primaries by themselves to beat deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In a statement released on Sunday, October 7, Marafa, one of the governorship aspirants said asking the party members to conduct the primaries without moderators from the national secretariat would lead to anarchy.
Marafa said: "It is unfortunate that the Governor after deliberately frustrating the conduct of the exercise will now be asking the people to conduct the exercise themselves. This is an invitation to anarchy and we will never be part of any illegality, aimed at pushing the state into anarchy."
"It is against this background that I'm calling on the national Headquarters of our party to invoke the relevant sections of the party constitution to disqualify Yari and his co travellers to serve as a deterrent to others."
He urged the members of the party not to listen to the governor, saying Yari was only interested in looted the resources of the state and not it's people or their welfare and well-being.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state has cancelled the primaries which held in the state due to election malpractices.
The state's national working committee led by Abubakar Faki said the process was also marred by violence which included snatching of election materials and result sheets by the government officials.
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A statement by the APC national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the result sheets taken by government officials were taken to the state's Government House.
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