- For reported that claiming that the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted primaries in Zamfara, Oshiomhole, the party's national chairman is being berated
- A senator representing Zamfara central, Kabir Marafa, has disagreed with the claim that there was primary in the state
- Marafa said that it is wickedness for Oshiomhole to stoop low and feel obligated to give a false report
The senator representing Zamfara central, Kabir Marafa, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, should be under no obligation to lie about happening in the state chapter of the party.
Channels Television reports that Oshiomhole had said that the APC Conducted primaries in the state, a position which Marafa claims is false.
Reacting to Oshiomhole's stance, the senator said: “Tt’s quite unfortunate and disheartening to watch the hitherto respected comrade rubbishing his hard earned name before the whole world.”
He said that it is shocking that at this level of his political career, Oshiomhole would stoop low and lie in such a way.
Marafa went on: “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 Oshiomhole to the graveyard if he 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 party’s 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 7th October 2019.
“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. Fact is APC leadership at our state level has failed and nothing can change that fact!
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“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!”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had 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.
The INEC national commissioner, Festus Okoye, on Wednesday, March 27, made this known while reacting to the verdict of the appeal court binding on Zamfara poll.
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