The former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has assured his supporters that his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership Card is intact.
He said this in response to claims by a Zamfara state APC chieftain, Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, who said that Yari is not a card-carrying member of APC.
Therefore he is not qualified to contest for the APC National Chairmanship position in the party’s forthcoming National Convention.
Shinkafi, an aspirant for the position of APC National Chairman, made this claim at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja while speaking to journalists.
However, in a press state signed by Yari’s Campaign Group led by his Chief of Staff, Abdullahi Abdulkarim Tsare, Yari noted that such a statement which could promote internal animosity within the party was unbecoming of a faithful party member.
Yari urged the public to disregard the statement made by Shinkafi, adding that Shinkafi was following the script of his paymasters.
“A well-meaning party member is expected to preach peace and unity at this critical period when vital issues are being discussed to bring all men and women under one roof in other to retain power come 2023.
Therefore, it is not a period for self-destruction and internal bickering and rumour-mongering among party members.
“Why should anybody explain to the public that someone who was a governor did not have a membership registration of the party he worked so tirelessly to form, and during that period, Shinkafi was in APGA.
When Matawalle defected, he, Sani, cross-carpeted to join his paymasters.
“To avoid doubt, His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari is a party man to the core with the following qualifications at his disposal: He is a registered member of the APC with his membership Card obtained by him.
He is the Only known Chairmanship Aspirant coming from Zamfara in particular and the North West geo-political zone; the party and general public should disregard any Noise maker claiming to be an Aspirant under the Umbrella of APC.
“We wish to ask Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi why are his attacks have been targeted at His Excellency.
Why not Tanko Almakura, Senator Sani Musa, Ali Modu Sherrif or the rest of the Chairmanship Aspirants? The reason is that he was employed to come to APC and do a hatchet Job similarly to the ones he did while in APGA.
“We urge the public to ignore a chanting of an errand boy who will stop at nothing than to confuse the public, and mislead the teaming Supporters of His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari, and to further attract large sum from his paymasters.
He is not serious in the race of being the National Chairman of our great party APC,” the statement read.
This is all part of the build up to APC’s National Convention which is to hold on February 26, 2022.
At the Convention, members of the party’s National Working Committee will be elected to manage the party for the next four years.
APC Convention: My Membership Card intact – Yari replies Shinkafi