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Ex-Gov Yari says APC remains strongest party in Zamfara

Ex-Gov Yari says APC remains strongest party in Zamfara

Former Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, has maintained that the All Progressives Congress, APC, remains strong political party in the state despite the Supreme Court verdict.

Recall that a five-member panel of Justices of the Supreme Court, on May 24, nullified all votes cast for the APC in the 2019 elections in Zamfara, ordering that candidates of other parties who came second be declared winners.

Consequently, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle and others winners of the 2019 general election

However, Yari while addressing APC supporters who paid him Sallah homage in his residence on Tuesday, said despite this development, “Our party remains the strongest party in the state.

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“This visit indicates that our members remain one family. I thank you for this visit, I am appealing to you not to be discouraged,” he said.

“We accept the court judgement; we will continue to be an opposition party and our opposition will be for the benefit of the state.

“We should not blame anybody on what happened; it was ordained by Allah and since Allah designed it, nobody can change it,” he said.

He urged members of the party in the state to love one another and continue to work together.

Earlier in his remarks, the state Chairman of APC, Lawal Liman, said the visit was to show solidarity to the former governor as the only APC leader in the state.

Liman said that APC remained strong and united in the state, with no faction, adding that those parading themselves as factions of the party were not true members but only working to sabotage the party.

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