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APC Presidential Election: Why We Didn’t Vote For Sani Yarima – Zamfara Delegates Reveals

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Reasons have emerged as to why the former Governor of Zamfara State, Ahmed Sani Yari who was one of the presidential aspirants was not able to clear the votes of the delegates from his state during the just concluded APC presidential election.

One of the delegates who declined sharing his identity said although Yarima was the doyen of Zamfara politics but he has lost his political relevancies due to some factors.

Speaking with Tracknews in Gusau, the State capital, the politician explained that almost 90 present of Zamfara State indigenes have lost political interest in the former Governor because of his parochial political strategy.

“We are all aware of the anti-party activities played by senator Ahmed Sani Yarima during the reign of former president Good Luck Jonathan”

“Senator Yarima claimed that he was not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) but he organized 53 Islamic clerics in 2015 to Saudi Arabia to pray for Jonathan against APC he claimed to be his party”

The funny thing about the whole issue is that senator Ahmed Sani Yarima is a Muslim while former president Good Luck Jonathan is a Christian, then how can such a combination work perfectly ”

“That and other political problems linked to senator Yarima destroyed his political dynasty in the State. Even the locals in the State cannot speak good about the senator”

Continuing, he stated that when Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari and senator Kabiru Garba Marafa were having political problems within the APC in the State which he said led to factionalizing the party, Yarima refused to amend the cracks on the walls of the party.

“Yarima who claims to be the doyen of Zamfara politics could not call the warring factions to order since he actually made all of them politically but he formed an unholy alliance with Governor Matawalle”

“Even the only 4 votes he got from Zamfara State delegates, 2 came from Bakura, his own Local Government Area while the other two came from Anka Local Government where his mother came from and where he was born”

He said over twenty-five delegates followed the new political godfather in the state, who is the former Governor, Abdul Aziz Yari, saying they would go wherever he goes politically”

“Though senator Ahmed Sani Yarima brought former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari to a political limelight, the former Governor has relegated Yarima to the background politically because Yarima sold his political relevance”

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