Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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    A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

A’court panel withdraws from Zamfara APC case over $3m bribe allegation

An appeal court panel has withdrawn from a case challenging the verdict of a lower court on the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary poll in Zamfara state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the APC in Zamfara will not field candidates because its inability to hold a successful primary election.But two high courts gave different judgments on the [...]

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    Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have accused Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, of making moves to enforce a state court judgement on the party.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, Kabir Marafa, who spoke on behalf of other aspirants, said a novice application was filed on Friday by the governor seeking [...]

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    Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says elections will not take place in the state if candidates of the ruling party are excluded.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area of the state, the governor maintained that the party conducted primaries which produced candidates for the forthcoming elections.He added that it will [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill Senator Marafa’s sister, abduct her husband

‘Bandits’ kill Senator Marafa’s sister, abduct her husband

Suspected bandits have killed Ade Marafa, elder sister of Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, and abducted her husband.Abubakar Tsafe, an aide to the senator, who confirmed this to TheCable, said the bandits struck at the residence of the senator's sister located at Ruwan Bore area of Gusau local government area on Tuesday.The aide said the suspected bandits numbering about [...]

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    Marafa: I don’t care if APC loses in Zamfara

Marafa: I don’t care if APC loses in Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he does not give a "damn" if the All Progressives Congress (APC) loses the state in the fprthcoming elections.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Marafa who is a governorship aspirant, said it is better to have another party at the helm of affairs in the state than to have bad people from [...]

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    Marafa: I will remain in APC to fight injustice

Marafa: I will remain in APC to fight injustice

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to fight injustice.In a statement on Saturday, Marafa said he would work for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and ensure that Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, fails "woefully" in his alleged bid to perpetrate injustice in the state.The senator said Yari is [...]

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    Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, should be expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement on Sunday, Marafa also asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, to expel all those the governor declared as winners of the "controversial primaries" he conducted.The senator said sending the governor out of the party had [...]

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    Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has criticised a protest calling for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The protesters took to the streets of Gusau, capital of Zamfara, on Thursday.Reacting in a statement, the senator accused Abdul'aziz Yari, Zamfara governor, of sponsoring the protest.The lawmaker reiterated that there were no APC primary elections [...]

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    Ndume, Marafa, Lawan clash over probe of $3.5bn ‘subsidy fund’

Ndume, Marafa, Lawan clash over probe of $3.5bn ‘subsidy fund’

Three senators, Ahmed Lawan, Ali Ndume and Kabir Marafa, clashed on Tuesday over an ad hoc committee set up to probe a "$3.5 billion subsidy fund" belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).Biodun Olujimi, senate minority leader, had sponsored a motion on the need to probe the subsidy recovery fund being "managed by two people".Reacting to the allegation, Ndume said [...]

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    Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says consensus candidates did not emerge in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state.Marafa was responding to claims by the Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, that the party arrived at a consensus in Zamfara before the October 7 deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC had written to the APC conveying its [...]

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    I wasn’t arrested by DSS, says Marafa

I wasn’t arrested by DSS, says Marafa

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he was not arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).There were reports that the senator was arrested at a hotel in Gusau, the state capital, over the All Progressives Congress  (APC) primary election in Zamfara.On Sunday evening, supporters of Marafa and Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, were seen in [...]

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    Marafa accuses Yari of ‘setting Zamfara on fire’ as APC cancels guber primary

Marafa accuses Yari of ‘setting Zamfara on fire’ as APC cancels guber primary

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has accused Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, of being responsible for the violence in the governorship primary.Many were reportedly injured during the exercise while election materials were allegedly snatched by the state government officials.Thereafter, Abubakar Faki, chairman of the election committee, cancelled the exercise.In a statement on Thursday, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of [...]

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    It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says his ambition to be governor of the state is not a do-or-die affair.Marafa said this while reacting to an alleged threat of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, that there would be chaos if the direct primary is used to pick the state's All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.The poll was shifted from [...]

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    Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Kabir Marafa says he'll win the Zamfara governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Marafa said he's taking part in the primary because "executives in the governor's camp" won't coordinate it.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary.But the senator representing Zamfara central and seven other governorship aspirants [...]

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    2019: Zamfara deputy governor, defence minister tackle Yari, adopt direct primary

2019: Zamfara deputy governor, defence minister tackle Yari, adopt direct primary

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have adopted direct primary for picking the party’s governorship candidate.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC, believed to be loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary election.Yari is said to be backing Mukhtar Idris, finance commissioner, for the party's ticket.But at [...]

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