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Yari tackles Yarima over support for dissolution of Zamfara APC exco

By Adamu Abuh (Abuja), Murtala Adewale (Kano) and Ahmadu Baba Idris (Birnin Kebbi)
09 December 2021   |   2:02 am
The crisis rocking Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened yesterday, as the former governor of the state, Abdul’aziz Yari...

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• Ganduje goes to U.S. amid Kano crisis

The crisis rocking Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened yesterday, as the former governor of the state, Abdul’aziz Yari, traded words with Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima over the dissolution of the party’s executive committee.

The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led national caretaker committee of the party had announced the dissolution of the State Working Committee (SWC), following the defection of the state governor, Bello Matawalle, to the party in June this year.

But dissatisfied with the dissolution of the executive, the Yari-led faction of the party instituted a legal action challenging the action of the caretaker committee.

Yarima, had during a parley with supporters, expressed optimism that the suit challenging the dissolution of the executives would soon be struck out.

Specifically, Yarima maintained that the court would not recognise any faction of APC in the state, saying since the “national leadership of the party is with the governor, court cannot do anything.”

Reacting, Yari’s camp through its Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman, faulted the former governor’s statement, saying: “It’s rather unfortunate that Yarima is only interested in politics and issues that further compound the problems of the people of the state. Yarima has never commented on the security situation of the state even when his local council (Bakura) was in the eye of the storm.

“Rather than playing the role of a father to all, Yarima’s interest is always in fuelling the feud among party members in the state.’

IN another development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kebbi State chapter, has said that it is fully prepared for the council election and promised to win some councils if the election would be free and fair.

MEANWHILE, amid political unrest rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has travelled to the United States (U.S.) for personal educational advancement.

A statement by state’s Commissioner for Information, Mohammad Garba, said the governor would spend a week in the U.S. participating in leadership development programme.