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Ex-Gov Yari, Marafa Dump APC For PDP Ahead Of 2023

After failing to emerge as chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has dumped the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Yari defected on Sunday alongside a factional leader of the APC in Zamfara, Senator Kabiru Marafa.

The spokesperson of the Yari and Marafa faction of the APC, Ibrahim Muhammad Birnin Magaji, confirmed the development

Yari had defied APC’s zoning arrangement ahead of the party’s national convention by contesting the chairmanship despite the zoning of the position to the North Central.

Briefing Journalists in Gusau on Sunday, the Zamfara state PDP chairman, Colonel Bala Mande (rtd), confirmed that the party received Yari, Marafa and other top APC members who have joined the party together with their supporters.

Mande said, “Gentlemen of the press, we have called you to brief you on the joining of our great party the PDP by the former Governor, His Excellency, Alhaji Abdul Aziz Yari, Senator Kabiru Garba Mafara and their supporters”.

“They have joined us, we have reached an agreement and we are going to implement the agreement.

“We have agreed to be together in one party, the PDP and work together for the success of the party.

“We have also agreed to work extra hard in order to reclaim Zamfara state in 2023 and save its people from their present predicament.

“I have given the stakeholders a complete update of where we are as a result of this development.”

The chairman maintained that, Yari, Marafa and other top APC members would be officially received in Gusau in a colorful ceremony soon


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