By Umar Salam.
The immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari and Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress, Lawal Shuaibu have been expelled from the APC for ruining the party’s chances in Zamfara State.
Yari and Shuaibu were accused of conspiring together to sabotage the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party during the primary elections which were later declared illegitimate by the Supreme Court and prompted the eventual victory of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
In a joint statement signed by the Chairman of the APC in Zamfara State, Alhaji Surajo Garba Mai Katako and the Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Bello Bakyasuwa, the decision to expel the former governor and the Deputy National Chairman was taken at the end of an emergency meeting held in Gusau, the state capital.
The statement said: “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 Lawali Shuaibu from the APC.
“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.”
The Zamfara Chapter of the APC further disclosed that the expulsion would be communicated to its national headquarters for appropriate action on Thursday after the Sallah break.