Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa has described the call by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state this evening to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct the primary election by themselves as an invitation to anarchy. Yari had while addressing newsmen in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital urged all party faithfuls in the state to conduct the primaries by themselves to beat inec deadline of 12midnight. In a swift reaction via Press Statement, Marafa, one of the Governorship aspirants said asking the party members to conduct the primaries without moderators from the national secretariat would lead to anarchy. “ It is unfortunate that the Governor after deliberately frustrating the conduct of the exercise will now be asking the people to conduct the exercise themselves. This is an invitation to anarchy and we will never be part of any illegality, aimed at pushing the state into anarchy, “he said.
Marafa said on Wednesday after Governor Yari threatened that there would be bloodbath in Zamfara, five innocent persons were killed and many more wounded by Yaris boys, and the culprits are still working freely. “ it is against this background that I’m calling on the national Headquarters of our party to invoke the relevant sections of the party constitution to disqualify Yari and his co travellers to serve as a deterrent to others, “ he said. He urged the members of the party not to listen to the Governor, saying Yari was only interested in looted the resources of the state and not it’s people or their welfare and wellbeing.