As the crisis rocking the Zamfara State chap- ter of All Progressives Congress (APC) lingers, a group, Concerned Zamfara Youths, has ac- cused governor Abdulaziz Yari of undermin- ing the judiciary and subverting the rule of law.


In a press statement he issued yesterday in Abuja, the group’s chairman, Comrade Sani Bala, alleged that the governor was doing everything to influence the upcoming Appeal Court judgement.

Bala explained that Yari’s recent release of

a campaign timetable and the subsequent flag off campaign on Monday at Kauran Namoda and Birnin Magaji before the judgement and acceptance of the candidates by the Nation- al Electoral Commission (INEC), amounts to contempt of court by the governor and his anointed candidates.

He said: ‘’We all know that there was no par- ty primary election in Zamfara State and both the INEC and the APC, which are mandated to monitor and conduct the primaries have testi-

fied before the Federal High Court that they did not witness any election in the state. Con- sequently, INEC would not accept any name submitted by the Yari- led charade and mimic- ry pending before the Appeal Court judgement

The group described as a “brazen abuse and disrespect for the judiciary for Governor Yari to start campaigning and canvassing support for his candidate, Mukhtar Shehu, and others who have not been accepted and recognised by INEC.

‘’Yari has tried to use the Zamfara State High Gourt to impose his candidates through con- cocted judgement and the Federal High Court in Abuja has passed a contradictory judgement while INEC has equally affirmed its previous position that Zamfara APC has no candidates. Yet the governor has been scheming to secure or influence the judgement and his ongoing campaigns and recognition of his candidates have justified the fact that there is something fishy and shady,’’ Bala said.

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