- Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa has urged the national chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole not to allow pressure from some corrupt persons to change him
- Marafa, chairman of the Senate committee on petroleum ( downstream) said this in reaction to a statement made by the APC chairman
- Going further, he urged Oshiomhole to emulate the leadership qualities of President Muhammadu Buhari who stand by the truth even if it is against his party
Chairman of the Senate committee on petroleum ( downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa (APC, Zamfara) has urged the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to maintain his status as a leader, and not to allow pressure from some corrupt persons to change him.
Reacting to Oshiomhole's statement on a Channels Television's programme 'Hard Copy', Marafa said:
"It's quite unfortunate and disheartening to watch the hitherto respected comrade rubbishing his hard earned name before the whole world.
"Chief Oshiomhole performed creditably well during the party primaries, he led the party aright to the admiration of all, including those in the opposition parties. He aligned himself with the masses, against some state governors who assumed the position of the Almighty in their respective states. Why do you want change, my comrade?"
Marafa wondered why a towering figure like Oshiomhole will want to diminish himself to a position of a liar like at this stage of his life. He admonished Oshiomhole not to allow pressure from agents of darkness and evil doers, to push him to change his posture of trailing the path of honour to a dishonourable one.
"What Oshiomhole said was nothing but a wicked lie that can neither stand moral nor legal scrutiny.
"Records and documentary evidences are abound everywhere that APC did not conduct primaries in Zamfara state, due to the stubborn attitude of the state governor who threatened publicly to send Oshiomole to the graveyard if dares him.
"Oshiomhole at the peak of the controversy affirmed the fact that, no primaries was conducted in the media, his famous video of " primaries are to be conducted not by state governments nor by state party chairmen but by the panels sent by the partys NWC," is still very much available on the net.
"Equally available is INEC's letter to him (Chief Oshiomhole) that they receive reports from their local office in Gusau that APC didn't conduct valid primaries as at 12:am Sunday October 7. It was based on this fact that INEC said it wasn't expecting candidates from (APC) and you Chief Oshiomhole responded by accepting the fact that APC didn't conduct primaries but you did consensus! A simple google search will amplify these facts .
"Let me also remind you chief that Yari in his characteristic ignorance sat in company of his state factional chairman of the APC and announced the results of his primaries live on channels television, the video is still very much available on the net.
"It’s not only shocking but unbelievable that our comrade chairman, likable by all will change his narrations at the tail end of the match. This is a minus to the comrade that I known to be a respecter of rules and facts," he said.
He urged Oshiomhole to emulate the leadership qualities of President Muhammadu Buhari who stand by the truth even if it is against his party.
He said: "My quest to seek for legal redress was to correct the anomalies in our state for the benefit of our people. This thing is beyond me or Yari or even the APC, it's for our people who bear the brunt of bad governance at the state level.
" It may interest you Mr Oshiomhole to know that as I'm writing this to you more than 75 percent of the people of Zamfara are not sleeping in their houses at nights. There is an estimated over 200,000 orphans, 60,000 widows, about 5,000 molested victims, about 5000 abducted persons and unknown number of refugees in Zamfara state! Haba! "
"We should be concerned about the lives and well-being of our people. We should not only be interested in votes and number of states, senators and members APC got nationwide.
"Fact is APC leadership at our state level has failed and nothing can change that fact!"
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) promised to obey the Sokoto appeal court ruling on Zamfara election but noted that the Supreme Court will decide fate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) primary held in the state.
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