APC primary: You are a dictator, Zamfara governor, Yari, blasts Oshiomhole

Clement Daniel
Clement Daniel
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The Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari, has launched an attack on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, calling him a dictator.

Yari who launched the attack on Friday also called on his supporters to embark on a protest march.

His grouse is the cancellation of the APC governorship primary held in his state on Wednesday.

The APC’s National Working Committee cancelled the primary, claiming that the exercise was fraught with violence and malpractices.

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The cancellation was however not favourable to Yari, who is supporting his Commissioner for Finance to be the next governor.

Speaking at a press conference, Yari said the members of the party in the state were disenchanted by the decision and would want the NWC to rescind its decision.

His words:  “Our issue is with the National Secretariat of APC where Adams Oshiomhole continues to be a dictator to party members; he acts as a mini god.

“You know, there is ongoing issue regarding the APC governorship primaries in the state, where the national headquarters sent a committee to conduct the election.

“It was very unfortunate that the committee cancelled the election on Wednesday.

“We heard that the National Working Committee had dissolved the APC executive in the state and also sent the same committee to Zamfara to repeat the exercise.

 “I want to call on the national headquarters of the party that we will not accept the decision and we are not satisfied with the committee. We don’t have confidence in that committee.

 “I am warning members of that committee that they should never come to Zamfara, they should never put their legs in this state, and anything that happens to them, Adams Oshiomhole should be held responsible.

“We will continue with this decision until the national leadership of the party is ready to do justice.”

Calling for a protest march, he said:  “I am calling on all our members to come out and storm the state Police Headquarters… for peaceful protest.

 “We will continue with this decision until the national leadership of our party does what is right on this matter.”

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