APC Senator Yari Reacts to Report of Teaming Up With Atiku To Form New Party Ahead of 2027

APC Senator Yari Reacts to Report of Teaming Up With Atiku To Form New Party Ahead of 2027

  • The controversial report about Senator Abdulaziz Yari exiting the All Progressives Congress (APC) has triggered a reaction from the Bauchi lawmaker
  • The former governor debunked the rumoured report, stating that his commitment to the ruling party remains firm and rock-solid
  • It was gathered that his rumoured exit from the APC was aimed at starting a mega party with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - Senator Abdulaziz Yari from Zamfara West has refuted claims that he was involved in creating a new political party.

Reports alleged his collaboration with Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Abdul Ningi, a currently suspended senator representing Bauchi central, in this venture.

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Yari has been linked to a defection plot from APC to form a mega party with Atiku
Senator Yari has rededicated his commitment to the ruling party APC. Photo Credit: Senator Abdulaziz Yari
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The report suggested that Atiku viewed this as a strategic move to challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2027 elections.

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Yari's position on rumoured exit from APC to join Atiku

However, Atiku has denied these assertions, stating that he focuses on fostering a coalition among opposition parties.

Yari's media team announced on Wednesday that the ex-governor of Zamfara is a prominent figure within the APC and fully aligns with the party's goals and principles.

In the statement made available to Legit.ng, Yari's media team said:

“The Media Office of His Excellency, Senator Abdulaziz Yari, the Senator representing Zamfara West in the Nigerian Senate and a former Governor of Zamfara State, categorically denies the recent media reports that suggest Senator Yari’s involvement in the formation of a new political party.

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“Senator Yari, as a leader of the APC in Zamfara, is fully committed to the attainment of the party’s vision for Nigeria.
“As a member of the legislature, Senator Yari has worked hand-in-hand with his colleagues in the 10th Senate to strengthen the agenda of the party in the National Assembly and foster collaboration to address the challenges facing the nation.
“Senator Yari remains firmly committed to the APC and dedicated to working collaboratively with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to improve the lives of all Nigerians.”

Atiku breaks silence over alleged alliance with Yari to form mega party

Similarly, former vice president Atiku Abubakar responded to claims about his purported intention to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku affirmed his steadfast allegiance to the PDP while endorsing the idea of opposition parties joining forces to contest against President Bola Tinubu and the APC.

He dismissed the rumours of abandoning the primary opposition party as false, labelling them as baseless mischief with no factual basis.

Source: Legit.ng

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