- A former governor of Zamfara state, Abdul’aziz Yari, has debunked the rumour that he had defected to the PDP
- Senator Kabiru Marafa, a former federal lawmaker from the northern state, also denied leaving the APC for the opposition party
- A social media report had claimed that the duo dumped the APC for the PDP citing a meeting with former Senate President Bukola Saraki
Zamfara - Abdul’aziz Yari, a former governor of Zamfara state, and Kabiru Marafa, a former Zamfara Central senator, have denied a social media report that they had dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
However, Ibrahim Muhammad, a media aide to Yari, said the report was fictitous.
He also alleged that the report was orchestrated by his principal's political enemies.
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Marafa denies defecting
Also denying the report through a statement, Senator Marafa described it as “the wishful thinking of minions who are intimidated by our continued presence in the APC.”
“It is our constitutional right to meet, attend, discuss, fly, drive with anybody we wish. Yes, we flew to Kaduna with Saraki to attend Sheik Bala Lau daughter’s wedding, is that a crime?
“When the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar attended the wedding Fatiha of Yusuf Buhari in Bichi, did that amount to decamping to APC?
“We were senior architects, engineers and planners in the project team that designed, built and maintained APC from inception to date; so it will be irrational for anybody to think maltreatment, injustice or wicked rumours will make us abandon our project to some overambitious members."
Fresh crisis hits Abdulaziz Yari's APC faction
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the APC was hit with a fresh crisis after former governor Yari's camp was split into two.
The camp of the former governor of Zamfara state collapsed in February 2021 with a faction led by Senator Marafa.
This followed the intervention of the presidency in the crisis which had rocked the Zamfara APC chapter for three years.