From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) loyal to Former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has lauded his efforts in making the people happy in all seasons despite the fact that he has been out of office for about three years.
he assertion was made by the state’s APC hairman, Hon. Lawal M. Liman Gabdon Kaura while presenting this year’s Christmas assistance provided by the Former Governor to Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN , Igbo Community Progressives Association, APC Yoruba and Igbo Wings in Zamfara State at a brief ceremony in Gusau on Monday.
Represented by the Secretary of the Party, Hon. Sani Musa Talata Mafara, the Chairman disclosed that it was the tradition since when the Former Governor was in office, adding that the gesture has been sustained by him even after three years of his exit .
According to him , Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar and other major stakeholders of the Party in the State have kept the flag flying.
The chairman stressed that at the commencement of each year’s Ramadan Fasting, Eidil Kabir and Maulud Celebrations, packages of assorted grains, clothes , cows and rams were provided to the Citizens of the State in all the 2,516 Polling Units of 147 Wards in the 14 Local Government Areas by the Former Governor and the Party Major stakeholders so as to cushion the people’s hardship.
Hon. Lawal M. Liman maintained that APC at its present trying moment needs Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar as its National Chairman because of his magnanimity, sacrifice, competence and ability to turn around its fortunnes for the better.
The Chairman said, “Unlike his adversaries who are not after the well being of the people but are only interested in furthering their selfish interest , the Former Governor was all out to make life more easier and meaningful for the Citizens”.
Receiving the packages, Chairman of the State Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Iliya Tsiga, Chairman, Igbo Community Progressives Association, Chief Emmanuel Anokwuru, Chairman, Igbo APC Zamfara state, Mr. Collins Ofodile and Chairman, APC Yoruba Wing Zamfara state, Mr. Ishaq Lawal said they lacked words to thank the former Governor.
They all maitained that it was former Governor Yari’s habit to shower such gestures since when he was the Chief Executive of the State.
They pledged to sustain their Prayers for the return of permanent peace, unity and progress in the State and the Nation at large.
At the event , The State Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN received 400 bags of Rice , 10 Cows and One Million Naira , Igbo Community Association 40 bags of Rice and 2 Cows , APC Yoruba Wing 20 bags of Rice and 1 Cow while APC Igbo Wing got 40 bags of Rice and 2 Cows respectively.