OrderPaperToday- Zamfara State gubernatorial aspirant, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, has dissociated himself from plans to trade the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship ticket of his state.

He insisted that “due process and rule of law must be religiously adhered to.”

This comes on the heels of a heated exchange between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, over not fielding candidates for gubernatorial and legislative positions in Zamfara state.

In a statement released on Friday, Marafa said: “I will not be a party to any attempt by anybody to sell the tickets of APC to any desperate politician(s) by anybody.

“I will resist any attempt by anybody to do so. May Allah (SWT) guide us to the straight path and give us the ability to act justly and fairly.”

Meanwhile, media reports stated that Oshiomhole convened a meeting with Zamfara governorship aspirants on Thursday.

However, the Chairman of the Senate committee on Petroleum Downstream declared that he was not invited for the meeting.

He said: “My attention has been drawn to an online publication headlined: “Oshiomhole meets Zamfara Guber aspirants, as party considers Lawal.

“I want to state emphatically that nobody invited me to any meeting after the failed attempt to conduct primaries/consensus as at 12am Sunday 7th Oct 2018.

“I want to restate further (for emphasis) that there was neither election nor consensus reached among APC aspirants in Zamfara state.”


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