Former Governor Yari purchases N1.3 billion food items for APC supporters, less privileged for Ramadan


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Former Governor of Zamfara state Alhaji Abdul Aziz Yari has purchased and distributed food items worth N1.3 billion to APC supporters in the state for this year’s Ramadan fast.

Distributing the items on behalf of the former Governor, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa said, the food items consisted of rice, maize, millets and sugar.

APC caretaker committee chairman, Alhaji Lawal M. Liman ( 2nd to the right) speaking at the occasion

According to him the former Governor has purchased 130 trucks of assorted grains, adding that, each of the 14 local government areas of the state was allocated with five trucks, while Gusau local government was given 10 trucks.
Senator Marafa maintained that, the party officials were not part of the welfare package, explaining that, their own would soon arrive the state.

Alhaji Muktar Shehu Idris waiving to the teeming supporters of the APC at the occasion

He commended the former Governor for the gesture and appealed to other party stalwarts to emulate Yari so that the people of the state would conduct their fast with ease.

Marafa however warned those whose intention was to divert the commodities to desist from doing so.

He stressed that the leadership of the party would not condone such acts, calling on any local government party chairman to properly monitor supply of the commodity and report any shortage to the main committee for appropriate action.

Teeming supporters of the APC at the APC headquarters during the occasion

Marafa expressed delight that the APC supporters in the state were now united and ready to reclaim the state come 2023.
 He however expressed disgust over the recent event that happened following the alleged move by Governor Bello Matawalle to decamp to APC.

Marafa maintained that, they were neither consulted by President Muhammadu Buhari nor the Party caretaker committee chairman, Mai Mala Buni on such arrangement, lamenting that, this was another way to create disaffection and chaos among the party members.

Women supportersof the APC during the occasion

He called on the national headquarters of the party to treat the issue of the Governor’s defection with great care so as not to repeat the 2019 mistake.

Marafa maintained that, they would remain in the party, ni no matter what would happen, adding that, “Anybody who is willing to join APC must be ready to come as an ordinary floor member.

“Former Governor Yari is the leader of APC in Zamfara and whoever is joining the party now is coming as an ordinary floor member”.
In his welcome remarks, the state APC chairman Alhaji lawal M.Liman disclosed that APC was united and more stronger in the state more than ever before.

He called on supporters of the party to always remain law abiding citizens and support the party, adding that “Zamfara is an APC state”.

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