Crisis Hits Zamfara APC As Yari, Marafa Reject Matawalle As Party Leader
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Former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, and the Senator representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly, Kabiru Garba Marafa, have both rejected Governor Bello Matawalle as the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC, had, while receiving Matawalle who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday in Gusau, declared him as the leader of the party.
Buni had also announced the dissolution of the APC executives at all levels in the state, thereby giving the governor the opportunity to reconstitute a new executive structure.
However, while featuring on BBC Hausa Service on Thursday, a former governor of the state, Yari and Marafa, rejected Buni’s declaration, saying Matawalle is not the leader of the party.
The duo, who spoke after a meeting with the Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, said they would not surrender to the Matawalle leadership.
“It’s one thing that we are challenging which is the declaration by Governor Mai Mala.
His declaration was not part of what we discussed with six governors before he (Matawalle) defected.