- There are claims that former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, assaulted a staff of the international airport in Kano
- Yari has reacted to the allegation reported by the FAAN
- The former governor said that he never at any time attacked anyone at the airport
Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of Zamfara state, has reacted to claims that he personally assaulted an official of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) in Kano.
Speaking through his media aide, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, on Thursday, July 16, Yari said that the said incident which has already gone viral never happened, The Sun reports.
The former governor said that the allegation is distasteful and untrue of his person and therefore called on the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to delete the reports contained in one of its tweets.
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Part of the statement signed by Oluwabiyi read: “We wish to state categorically that H.E Abdulaziz Yari did pass through the MAKIA on the said day, but did not assault any airport official.
"He also followed all the COVID-19 preventive protocols set by FAAN. The incident cited in the tweet simply never happened."
FAAN, in a thread of tweet on Wednesday, July 15, said the former governor refused to adhere to the protocols and procedures put in place by the federal government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Supreme Court rescheduled hearing on the motion by Yari.
Yari's faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state called for the review of the May 24, 2019 judgment, which barred candidates of the party from taking part in the last elections in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that at the mention of the case on Tuesday, February 18, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), who led a five-man panel of the court, said it was impossible for the court to proceed to hearing because some of the parties have not been served.
The lawyer to the Yari's faction, Robert Clarke, lawyer to the Senator Kabiru Marafa's faction of the APC in Zamfara, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and the lawyer to INEC, Tanimu Inuwa (SAN) agreed that an adjournment was necessary.