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Zamfara APC: Yari’s camp splits as fresh crisis rocks APC

Zamfara APC: Yari's camp splits as fresh crisis rock APC

A fresh crisis has engulfed the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the camp of the former state governor, Abdul’aziz Yari has split into two over the state congress, reports Nseobong Okon-Ekong

Former Zamfara State governor Abdulaziz Yari’s camp of the APC had last February fused into the faction of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, following the intervention of the presidency and the national leadership of the party, a development that ended the three-year crisis in the state chapter of the party.

There was a relative peace in the party until the defection of the state governor, Bello Matawalle in June this year. His joining of the party created a new crack as the old members of the party (Yari and Marafa camps) and the new members (Matawalle) failed to agree on the sharing of party and other positions.

The inability of the tendencies in the state chapter to integrate forced the national leadership to delay the conduct of the party’s congresses in the state.

But on Wednesday, the party via a letter dated November 10, addressed to the chairman of INEC, said it has rescheduled its congress in Zamfara State.

The letter read I part, “Re- Notice for the Conduct of State Congress” signed by the secretary of the Buni-committee, Senator John James AkpanUdoedehe, said the congress earlier scheduled for November 20, was moved backward.

To this effect, an emergency meeting of the Yari/ Marafa camp was convened yesterday, where the issue of the congress was tabled and discussed.

Reliable sources said at the meeting, the that Yari camp was split into two with one group insisting on pursuing a pending litigation on the dissolution of party executives while the second group backed today’s congress.

One of the sources, said the first group under the leadership of Lawal M. Liman, the chairman of the dissolved executives under Yari, insisted on pursuing their pending litigation on the dissolution of their executives by the national caretaker committee of the party.

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