I don’t like shifting from one party to another, but i’m under pressure to dump APC – Gov Yari
Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari has accused the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) for trying to impose candidates on Zamfara State people for the 2019 election.
Governor Yari Stated this in a chat with State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock yesterday.
Speaking on his rumoured defection to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Yari disclosed that though he was under pressure to dump the APC, he was not the fan of jumping from one party to another.
He described the action of the national chairman of the party as a big joke and vow to pursue justice for the sake of Zamfara State people.
“I cannot deny pressure from the people that we should leave APC but what I told them is that what we are looking for is justice,” he told State house correspondents
“If you check my history since 1998, APP, and 2002 when Buhari joined ANPP, and 2015 APC, no time that I shifted from one party to another. That is not in my culture. So, the issue of leaving the party is not true,
“We conducted election and we want to see what the result is going to look. But I think for any body to come under the national secretariat and say he is going to nominate a candidate, I think, it is a very huge joke.
“There were hitches somewhere but we decided to suspend the area there were problems until the following day. So, the following day, we continued and we concluded the election by the people nominated by that committee to conduct election but the committee ran away and refused to collate the results.
“So, what we did was that we filed the results and kept it under the watch of those people and waited to see what was going to happen. The second committee waited 32 hours to the closing, we thought the committee will hasten and come up with modalities for the election.
“But committee wasted about 18 hours discussing about how the modalities were going to be. So, when we realised that, we were actually advised by the supervisory agency that is INEC and other agencies there that the best thing to do as the people had voted and since it was 7am was to start counting.
“When they finished, they released the materials and we adopted the numbers. Already, we had produced our own set of forms for the national Assembly which we have done and then, when we concluded, I didn’t see members of the committee until one and half hours to the time.
“Then, when they came I asked them what they came for, they said they came for reconciliation and I said which reconciliation? People can not reconcile over a month and you are trying to reconcile in an hour. Then, I realised that there was a game that was being played so that we can run out of time.” he added.