By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
A member of the House of Representatives and one of the All Progressives Congress [APC] governorship aspirants in Zamfara State, Alhaji Aminu Sani Jaji has berated the state governor, Alhaji Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar for his undemocratic utterances which led to the rescheduling of the primary from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Jaji who was reacting to the Monday night announcement by governor Yari said it was undemocratic for the governor who is not an aspirant to go on air and claim that the APC guidelines for conducting direct primaries was bridged by the committee set up by the national
headquarters of the party.
The lawmaker said the committee and all aspirants after about six hours of meeting at the police Headquarters on Monday rescheduled the governorship primary for Tuesday, only for governor Yari to go on air and said the election cannot take place due to some security reasons.
“It is sad for a governor to go on air and start casting aspersion on the committee just because they refuse to be used by him to rig the primaries in favor of his anointed aspirant who from all indications is not acceptable to the people”, he said.
Jaji said it was lamentable for a governor who on Monday said the primaries cannot take palace on Tuesday only for to announce on Tuesday that they are going to participate in the election rescheduled for Wednesday.
“Our party members must use the primaries to vote against the governor anointed candidate as the governor and his cohorts from their actions and activities don’t want in any way development for the state that is why governor Yari want to impose people on the state and not allow them to pick aspirants who they believe have the qualities to lead them”, he said.
It will be recalled that the Zamfara APC governorship was earlier scheduled for Sunday before it was rescheduled Monday and then Tuesday which the governor said cannot take place as scheduled by the all the aspirants in collaboration with the APC national working Committee and the security agencies.