OrderPaperToday – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has expelled the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari for “scuttling the party’s chances” at the last general elections.
The state chapter equally expelled the deputy national chairman (North) of the APC, Lawali Shuaibu for “conniving with Yari to sabotage the National Working Committee of the party during the botched primary Elections of the state.”
It would be recalled that party’s primaries in the state was characterised by crisis following the emergence of two candidates from different factions led by Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa respectively.
Although the party won all elective positions in the state, the Supreme Court recently denied the APC victory, paving way for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over.
Based on this, the Zamafara APC held an emergency meeting in Gusau on Monday and in a statement jointly signed by the chairman of the party in Zamfara, Alhaji Surajo Garba Mai Katako and the Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Bello Bakyasuwa resolved that the “expulsion was sequel to the electoral misfortune, Yari and his co-travelers,exposed the party to in Zamfara state.’
The statement reads: “After reviewing the outing of our party in the last general election and the outcome of the Supreme Court Judgement, we hereby dismiss the former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari and the Deputy National Chairman Sen Lawali Shuaibu from the APC.
“Yari and his boys scuttled the efforts of our national headquarters to conduct primaries on the 3rd and 7th of October 2018. His nefarious activities led to the death of six persons and over 200 others were injured.”
The statement also urged the Yari and Shuaibu “to immediately surrender all the belongings of the party in their possession including funds.”
The party also stated that “the expulsion would be communicated to its National headquarters for appropriate action by Thursday when the Sallah break will end.”