- Abdulaziz Yari, the former governor of Zamfara state has defied the zoning arrangements ahead of the APC national convention.
- Yari on Wednesday, March 16, picked the nomination form for the chairmanship position of the ruling party
- Recall that the APC over a week ago, zoned its national chairmanship position to the North-central
Abuja - There was mild drama at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja ahead of the March 26 national convention.
In a report by Sahara Reporters, the former governor of Zamfara state, Senator Abdulazeez Yari on Wednesday, March 16, picked a nomination form for the national chairmanship position.
Yari’s action comes after the party had announced the zones for the positions in the National Working Committee (NWC).
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The director publicity of the APC national headquarters, Salisu Na'inna Ɗambatta made this known through a statement as seen by Legit.ng, on Wednesday, March 9.
Against the APC zoning arrangements, a group drumming support for Yari obtained the form for the former governor who hails from Zamfara state north-west.
The former governor's men branded face-caps were spotted at the APC national headquarters to pick the nomination form.
The group led by Tijani Kaura, the incumbent senator representing Zamfara North at the National Assembly, said despite Yari’s decision to contest, he remained a loyal party man.
Kaura, who picked the form said issues around the party's zoning formula remained unsettled, Premium Times added.
Yari joins Saliu Mustapha, former Governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume and former Governor of Nasarawa, Senator Abdulahi Adamu who have obtained the form for the position.
APC national chairmanship nomination form sells for N20m
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that APC revealed that each aspirant for the chairmanship position will pay N20 million for the nomination form.
Aspirants vying for the office of deputy national chairman would pay N10 million while the forms for other positions in the National Working Committee (NWC) is N5 million each.
This was made known a circular made available on Tuesday, March 15, after its 25th regular meeting which was held on Monday, March 14.
APC convention: Kwara state governor heads 8-member zoning committee
Meanwhile, the party has appointed an eight-man zoning committee. Legit.ng gathered that this was made known on Wednesday, March 2, in a statement signed by the national secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudodehe.
The committee approved by the national chairman of the APC CECPC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni is expected to submit its report on Monday, March 7.