Zamfara APC faults ex-Gov Yari's persecution allegation

Zamfara APC faults ex-Gov Yari's persecution allegation

- APC chieftains in Zamfara say no one is persecuting them in the state

- The group was reacting to claims by a faction of the party in the state claiming political persecution

- Ex-governor Yari's faction of the party had told APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that they are being persecuted

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state has faulted the claims by the faction loyal to the former governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari that chieftains of the party are being persecuted.

Yari's faction of the APC in the state had on Tuesday, February 11 during a visit to the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, raised alarm over the persecution of party chieftains by the Zamfara government.

But, in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, February 12, the faction loyal to Senator Kabir Garba Marafa, said the allegations are false.

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Chairman of the faction, Alhaji Surajo Garba Maikatako said Yari is only jealous of the successes recorded by the state government in the area of security.

His words: “Politics is over but the monthly meeting of Yari's drowning faction with the sole aim of distracting the state government from governance to politics, making unguarded utterances that threaten the fragile peace achieved in the state, calling on people to revolt against the government, is counterproductive and causing more harm than good, it must be discouraged by all.”

The party also urged Oshiomhole to ignore the complaints of the Yari faction.

The party urged the newly constituted national reconciliation committee of the party under Chief Bisi Akande to disregard Yari's claims that all is well in the Zamfara chapter of the party, saying that APC remains divided in the state.

It also called for the conduct of fresh congresses across the state as a panacea for peace in the party.

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Meanwhile, ex-governor Yari has been accused of diverting 100 exotic cars to cronies while in office.

The accusation was made by the Zamfara state government's projects verification committee which submitted its interim report to Governor Bello Matawalle on Tuesday, February 11.

According to the committee, the cars worth N8.4billion were distributed to the former governor's family and friends.

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