OrderPaperToday – The conflict between Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa (APC, Zamfara Central) and his State Governor, Abdul-Azeez Yari, on Sunday snowballed as the former listed reasons why the latter must be immediately expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Marafa noted that his advice to the APC is in its best interest because Governor Yari and “his cohorts have plans to pull down the party and frustrate the second term bid of the President Muhammadu Buhari.”
The Zamfara Central Senator said his governor should be expelled for gross indiscipline and violation of the party’s constitution, among ten reasons highlighted, according to a statement he personally signed.
He said: “Frustrating the efforts of NWC to conduct direct primaries for Zamfara state, directing state officials to conclude an election that was cancelled by a panel that has legal authority to do so, aiding and abating of violence that led to the death of 6 people, and injuring of many others including women and children on the 3rd of October 2018,
“Insulting publicly the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and issue a of threat to cause bloodshed if the NWC refuses to do his bidding, announcing the result of an illegal election conducted by his faction in violation of subsisting court order, blocking APC chances of fielding candidates by conducting and announcing an illegal election on 7th October 2018.”
Other reasons listed include: “Causing disunity and disaffection among APC family in Zamfara state, hiring of Commercial NGOs to issue statements/ultimatum on matters before the law court.
“Neglecting totally, his primary responsibility of providing leadership in the face of wanton killings, raping and kidnappings of innocent people that he is being paid to protect, thereby portraying APC in bad light at both locally and internationally.
“Spending of Zamfara taxpayers money on the sponsorship of protest to remove the law abiding National Chairman of our great party, APC comrade Adams Oshiomhole.”
The Senator affirmed that Yari’s expulsion will enthrone party discipline and deter others that may be tempted to take similar actions to achieve their selfish objectives.