Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabir Garba Marafa, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State to remain calm and come out for today’s primaries, despite Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari’s threat.
Senator Marafa also urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to stop Governor Yari from making good his threat to cause bloodbath in the state.
Yari had, while addressing newsmen in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state, threatened to cause crisis that would lead to bloodbath in the state.
Specifically, Yari said: “There is going to be a bloodshed tomorrow if the election is held in that way, and I’m the one to provide security for the peaceful conduct of the exercise.”
The governor is not happy with the decision of the National Working Committee of the party to adhere to court order, and avoid contempt of court.
But, Marafa, in a statement, urged president Buhari and the IGP to stop Yari from killing innocent people over party primaries.
“It is unfortunate that a governor, who has turned a blind eye to the death of thousands, will threaten to cause bloodbath in his state, because of party issues. What a shame? For me, my ambition is premised on the need to salvage the state from total collapse. It is not a do-or-die affair. The lives of our people are more important. No stone would be left unturned in protecting the lives and property of our people,” said Marafa.
He said audio clips of the governor’s threats would be made available to the president, the IGP, all relevant security agencies and the international community and called on all party members to come out en masse, to vote for him.