2019: Tension In Zamfara As Deputy Gov Rejects Yari’s Endorsement Of Finance Commissioner

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Governor Abdulaziz Yari

By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau

There is anxiety and tension among faithful of the rulibg All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad has rejected the endorsement of the state Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Mukthar Shehu Idris by governor Abdul’Aziz Yari Abukabar as the gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 election in the state under the umbrella of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.
Wakkala who has been deputy governor since 2011 challenged Governor Yari to know that power belongs to Allah and transient and therefore, Yari should stop trying to play God.
Wakkala who was addressing thousands of supporters who had gone to welcome him back to Gusau after picking his nomination form of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abuja, said it was wrong and unacceptable for Governor Yari to anoint Idris without consultation with the APC stakeholders in the state.
He said he will not succumb to intimidation by Governor Yari and his cohorts as the will of the people is greater than the selfish interest of Yari.
Wakkala said the anointment of the finance commissioner by governor Yari cannot stand as the party does not belong to the governor or any of his cohorts alone but to the entire members and therefore the party members are the only ones who have the sole right to elect the parson whom they want to represent and lead them.
“Nobody not even governor Yari or any of his self seeking individuals who don’t want progress for the state can intimidate or stop me from taking part in the gubernatorial primaries of the APC”, he said.
Wakkala assured that he remained a peace loving person and therefore called on party supporters and sympathizers to remain law abiding and avoid anything capable of breaching peace and unity in the state.
“Lets continue to pray to Allah to expose those behind the current killings in the state and those who because of their selfish interest are planning to cause more mayhem in our state”, he said.
Wakkala added that the primaries and not anointment by Yari remains the best and viable option in a democratic setting.

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