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ZAMFARA: Northern youths on why Gov Yari abandoned Nigeria for Saudi Arabia



The Northern Youths Movement (NYM) has accused Zamfara governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, of plotting to manipulate Supreme Court judgment on the dispute rocking factions of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), in the state.

The group claimed that it was due to this plot that the governor allegedly abandoned the people of the state and travelled to Saudi Arabia.

NYM, which stated this in a release issued in Abuja on Monday and signed by its chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, said “it was painful that what was paramount to Governor Yari was the installation of his stooges as governor of Zamfara State at the expense of established authorities of the Supreme Court on cases similar to that of the state APC, and not the protection of the people of the state who are being killed daily.”

The Supreme Court has fixed this coming Friday, May 24, as the day it will rule on the validity of the APC primary elections that produced the candidate fielded by the party in the last general elections.

But the youths berated the governor, saying he abandoned “the people of Zamfara to killings by armed bandits”, and “banking on legal technicalities, travelled to Saudi Arabia to persuade President Buhari to tie confirmation of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, to ensure that the Friday judgment is in favour of his (Yari) APC faction in Zamfara.”

NYM alleged that, “Governor Yari was putting pressure on the acting CJN to apply legal technicalities to tilt judgment in his favour.”

It said further, “While Governor Yari ran to Saudi Arabia (uninvited) to prevail on President Buhari to intervene and force the Acting CJN to legalise his illegal primary election by giving judgment in his favour on Friday, May 24, 2019, his subjects are being murdered in their numbers!

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“About 48 hours ago, armed bandits killed at least 17 people at three villages in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

“Obviously, Governor Yari does not care what happens to his people, all he is after is to continue to squander public funds and become a senator of the Federal Republic.

“The Supreme Court, especially the Justice Mohammed Tanko must therefore act in the interest of the people of Zamfara that are being killed daily by rejecting overtures from Governor Yari and give judgment in accordance with their conscience, the law and the will of Allah.”

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