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Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2018

Gov Yari names governorship primary election ‘fire for fire’

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From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau

Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara State has described the governorship direct primaries (to be held tomorrow) as a “no nonsense exercise”, thereby directing his faction in the party to adopt a “fire for fire” approach against any perceived attempt by pressure group formed by the aspirants, known as G8, at disrupting the conduct of the elections.
Yari, who suggested for the adoption of such an approach against the G8
faction during a rally organised by the governor’s faction to formally present his anointed governorship candidate, the serving commissioner of finance Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris, said it becomes necessary to take a decisive action with a view to show that APC has no any recognized faction in the state.
The development has generated finger-pointing and controversies across the eight other contenders who organized for the G8 resistance against what they perceived as an insult and flagrant abuse of justice and hitch-free democratic processes, especially in the state.
Governor Yari, has in his speech, further removed all doubts regarding alleged arbitrary selection of a favored candidate when he publicly admitted that “I anointed the candidate, in the belief and confidence of his capability and transparency to administer the affairs of the state for the overall welfare of the citizens.”
He said he is very much comfortable with the anointed candidate, as he is a
very industrious, intelligent and reliable young personality who can competently build and sustain the developments which were already laid by his administration across the fourteen local government councils of the state.
He also stressed the need for the good people of the state to rally round the anointed candidate with a view to ensure continuity, adding that it is an opportunity to, once again, experience good governance of transparency and exemplary leadership.

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