Connect with us


ELECTORAL FAILURE: APC disciplinary committee indicts dep chair, ex-Zamfara gov, recommends sanction



ZAMFARA: APGA guber candidate petitions EFCC, wants Yari probed

The Deputy National Chairman of All Progressive Congress Congress (APC) North, Lawal Shuaibu and the immediate past governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, have been indicted in the woes that recently befell the party, especially in Zamfara State.

In the report received on Tuesday by the five-man disciplinary committee that was set up by the party, the duo were accused of series of anti-party activities.

The committee also received report against former Governor Abdulaziz Yari, who allegedly played a pivotal role in the 2019 electoral misfortune of APC in the state.

The Zamfara APC Publicity Secretary, Mohammed Bakyasuwa, who led other officials of the party to the APC National Secretariat to submit the reports, also made the report available to newsmen.

The report had it that the duo allegedly breached Article 21(a) 2014 of the APC Constitution as amended.

Read also: Gbajabiamia promises speedy electoral reforms

“We are going to prove that we are not just bragging, and we mean it, we have drawn the battle line with Yari’s group.

“We have realised that the two men were behind the misfortunes of the party, and we need to expel them to prepare for the challenges ahead,” he said.

On his part, the chairman of Zamfara APC, Surajo Garba, blamed the party’s misfortune on the action of the two men.

“By this letter and for the above reason, we the executive council of the APC in Zamfara have firmly resolved to expel Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Yari and the Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu, from the party.

“The attitude and conduct of the personalities have brought APC in Zamfara to a state of disrepute and clear flagrant disobedience to party,” he said.

Recall that a five-member panel of the Supreme Court in a unanimous judgement on May 25, declared that APC in Zamfara had no candidates in the 2019 general elections.

The development was due to the fact that the party failed to conduct recognised primaries in accordance with party rules.

In the lead judgment by Justice Paul Galinji, the court held that all votes cast for the APC during the general elections in Zamfara was “wasted votes”.

He, therefore, declared that all political parties with the second highest votes in the elections and with the required spread, were elected to various elective positions in the state.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now