Marafa pledges to re­main in APC, work for Buhari

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

One of the as­pi­rants of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Zam­fara State, Se­na­tor Kabiru Marafa, has vowed to re­main in the party and work for Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s re-elec­tion.

Marafa, in a state­ment in Abuja, said he would also re­main in the party to fight what he called the in­jus­tice done to him and oth­ers dur­ing party’s gov­er­nor­ship pri­mary elec­tion in Zam­fara State.

Marafa’s po­si­tion came amidst spec­u­la­tion that some of the ag­grieved APC gov­er­nor­ship as­pi­rants, in­clud­ing those from Zam­fara, have per­fected plans to move to other po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

“I will re­main in the APC to sup­port and lead Pres­i­dent Buhari’s 2019 re-elec­tion cam­paign in Zam­fara State and to en­sure that Gover­nor Yari fails woe­fully in his at­tempt to per­pe­trate in­jus­tice and im­pose his moles as can­di­dates of the party in the state.

“The facts are clear that Gov. Yari has failed woe­fully and has lost the pop­u­lar sup­port of the peo­ple. He can’t win any elec­tion in Zam­fara to­day, so he chose to hide un­der Fed­eral might to per­pe­trate crim­i­nal­ity. We say No to that. I am go­ing to re­main in the APC to en­sure that he and his cohorts are ef­fec­tively re­tired.

“We have come this far to­gether with all the peo­ple of Zam­fara State, they have ex­pressed their de­sire for change; they have given us their max­i­mum sup­port, and they have re­jected Yari and all his cho­sen can­di­dates. They have sac­ri­ficed their lives and health, some were killed while many oth­ers were in­jured dur­ing the botched and make-be­lieve pri­maries in the state”, he said.

Marafa, while thank­ing the peo­ple of the state for their sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion, said his de­ci­sion to re­main in the APC, de­spite the pres­sure was in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their tremen­dous sup­port and in their best in­ter­est.

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