APC Expels Yari, Marafa Over Electoral misfortune
A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara on Monday expelled the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari.
The faction which Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, belongs to, also suspended Lawal Shuiabu, APC deputy chairman (north).
This is coming barely hours after the faction of which Yari belongs to had suspended Marafa.
The senator, a governorship aspirant, was expelled over alleged anti-party activities.
But in a statement on Monday, Sirajo Garba Maikatako, chairman of the party, said the expulsion of the former governor and Shuiabu was sequel to the roles they played in the loss of the party in the state.
Miakatako said the former governor frustrated APC’s efforts in Zamfara to conduct primary polls and this laid the foundation “for the electoral misfortune that befell it in the state.”
“After reviewing the outing of our party in the last general election and the outcome of the supreme court judgement, we hereby dismiss the former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari and the Deputy National Chairman Sen Lawal Shuaibu from the APC,” he said.
“Following this development, we are urging them to immediately surrender all the belongings of the party in their possession including funds.
“Yari and his boys scuttled the efforts of our national headquarters to conduct primaries on the 3rd and 7th of October 2018.
“His nefarious activities led to the death of six persons and over 200 others were injured.”