OrderPaperToday- The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Kabiru Garba Marafa CON, has denied media reports of being arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Reports suggest that a fight occurred between aspirants during a meeting over the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial primaries in Zamfara State.
In a statement published on Monday by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mal Abubakar Umar, Marafa alleged that the reports were the handwork of mischief makers who are agents of the State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari.
“My attention has been drawn to malicious reports in [the] media that I have been arrested. This is nothing but a wicked lie concocted by agents of darkness and blood thirsty politicians who are hellbent on scuttling the wishes of the Zamfara people through the backdoor.
“As a law abiding lawmaker, I will continue to conduct my political activities as usual within the confine of the law, no matter the provocation,” he said.
He continued: “We thank Almighty Allah for the massive support we are enjoying from the people of the state. I sincerely appreciate and I won’t let them down. Insha Allah, if elected, I will work hard to address the challenges bedevilling the state.”
The State’s gubernatorial primaries were postponed due to disputes between the incumbent Governor and other aspirants.