Ramadan welfare: Former Gov Yari Distributes N2.2 billion Assorted Grains To Political Associates, IDPs, Less Privileged


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Former Governor of Zamfara state, Abdul Aziz Yari has purchased and distributed 172 trailer loads of assorted grains worth N2.2 billion to his political associates, IDPs and the less privileged in the state.

Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa speaking to a mommoth crowd at the occasion while Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris (left) listens with wrapped attention

The commodities included 50 trailer load of rice, 50 trailer load of millet, 50 trailer load of maize and 20 trailer load of sugar.

 Distributing the commodities to the beneficiaries in Gusau on Thursday, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa who stood in for the former Governor said, the commodities were  part of Yari’s usual package during the Ramadan period.

Senator Marafa said, the commodities were distributed to Yari’s political associates, orphans and the internally displaced persons in the state to enable them conduct the Ramadan fast with ease.
Marafa urged Yari’s political associates to continue to be law-abiding, assuring them that, the state would soon return to them.

A. A Yari Supporters who converged at the venue

“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to our teeming supporters to continue to be law-abiding citizens as we are working very hard to ensure that we recapture the state”.

“I also want to draw the attention of our people to note that, we are bonafide members of the APC and we will communicate to you if there is any change in future”.

Marafa maitained that, those who were going round spreading rumors that, Yari was not an APC member and would not be part of the APC chairmanship aspirants were proved wrong.

From left to right, Lawal M. Liman, Mukhtar Shehu Idris, Kabiru Garba Mafara and Tijjani Yahaya at the occasion

“There were people who were saying that, former Governor Yari was not an APC member because he didn’t revalidate his membership card and would not go to the venue of the convention”.

“They were put to shame, because, Yari purchased the nomination form, he was screened and cleared  along with other contestants”.

On the issue of the ongoing litigations, Senator Marafa advised Governor Bello Mattawale to reconcile with his former party the PDP and seek for out of court settlement so that he might retain his seat. 

“I am calling on the Governor to meet our younger brother, the PDP Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu Gusau and seek for out of court settlement so that he will not be thrown out of office”.

“We told him that he should not defect to APC because APC is like a heaven. Whoever goes to the heaven will never return to the earth”.

“He did not heed to our warning and was misled by some overzealous individuals to defect to APC and he is now regretting his actions”.

“I want to use this opportunity to call on our supporters to remain calm and watch the unfolding drama”.

“I am telling you, that we are in touch with some prominent personalities and by the grace of God, we will soon come out with a solution”. Concluded Senator Marafa.

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