- The APGA governorship candidate in Zamfara said he ejected IDPs from his house
- According to the candidate, the IDPs were not serious in life for voting Buhari for a second term
- Sani Shinkafi said the IDPs allowed themselves to be influenced by people who had failed them
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, on Wednesday, February 27, confirmed that he has ejected all displaced persons taking shelter in his houses in Shinkafi for voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
Shinkafi made the confirmation in Gusau at a news conference organised by a coalition of some political parties in the state protesting against the elections.
“I have asked all the IDPs residing in my Shinkafi houses to immediately pack out because they are not serious in life.
“These are people who had to leave their villages due to insecurity caused by a government that could not provide such basic necessity to them, yet they went and sold their votes at the last elections trying to bring back the same gang," he claimed.
According to him, in spite earlier advise to the displaced persons “to vote out those who failed them in the past years”, they still did.
He claimed that the Internally Displaced Persons allowed themselves to be bought over during the election by “the people who failed them.”
Shinkafi said the coalition would not support the Resident Electoral Commissioner and all security chiefs in the state to handle the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections.
“This is because we have no confidence in them and their ability to be fair and just to us,” the APGA governorship candidate added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the coalition is comprised of the PDP, APGA, ACCORD, NRM, APP, ADC, NPP, DPP and YPP.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that INEC declared Governor Abdula’ziz Yari of Zamfara as winner of the state's senatorial election which was held on Saturday, February 23.
Legit.ng gathered that the district comprised six local government areas of Anka, Bakura, Bukkuyum, Gummi, Maradun and Talata-Mafara.
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As he announced the results in Tatala-Mafara on Monday, February 25, the INEC returning officer, Professor Lawal Mayanchi, said that Yari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 153,626 votes, while Alhaji Lawal Hassan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 69,293 votes.
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