Guber aspirant tell supporters, be ready for primaries
Senator Kabiru Marafa-led faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Zamfara State has called on party members and aspirants loyal to his camp to get set for direct primaries to conduct elections to produce National Assembly, governorship, and House of Assembly candidates ahead of 2019.
Marafa, who made the call in Abuja while speaking with journalists shortly after submitting his governorship expression of interest and nomination forms, urged them to ignore the faction loyal Governor Abdulaziz Yari that had allegedly opted for consensus.
He said the action taken by the faction was not a surprise, stating that the group is populated by "law breakers".
The lawmaker, who spoke on the current development over the ongoing case its faction had in court because of the outcome of the last congresses in Zamfara State, said the Governor's camp had up till coming Friday to explain the reason why the executive produced by his camp was not the authentic.
"We are not surprised, we know they are lawbreakers and they are not rules followers, we congratulate them on that field of breaking the rules of again.
"Our case I reported here that we are in court to challenge the congresses in the state in the last two months, our case was heard in court 8, High Court in Abuja and the judge graciously granted our prayers to accept the ones we requested that the elected executive members should stop parading themselves as elected officer," he said.
Marafa added, "I call on people in Zamfara to get prepared for direct primaries. The rule of law will prevail and the right thing will be done. Some fifth columnists even in this our headquarters will be chased out. Some are sitting in this secretariat doing anti-party activities. These are some of the things we are fighting,” he said.
It was earlier reported that the party had resolved to use indirect primaries in selecting its candidates. But in a twist of events announced, Alhaji Muktar Idris, the state Commissioner of Finance was later chosen as governorship consensus candidate.