A total of eight frontline governorship aspirants in Zamfara State including the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Wakala and a former governor, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi have adopted direct primaries for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The aspirants urged the national leadership of APC to appoint a caretaker committee for the state.
The aspirants at the end of an emergency meeting held in Abuja also threw their weights behind the suit instituted by the faction of the Senator Kabir Garba Marafa of the party against the faction of the state governor, Abdul’aziz Yari.
A resolution by the aspirants including Senator Kabir Garba Marafa, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Rep Aminu Sani Jaji, Engineer Abu Magaji, Dauda Lawal and Mohammed Sagir Hamidu, endorsed the court case challenging the legality of the May 2018 Congress of the APC in Zamfara State.
The aspirants resolved to abide by the court order of the Federal High Court (10), Abuja which directed that both Yari and Marafa factions “should maintain the status quo and should not take any steps that would render nugatory the subject matter of the litigation”.
They insisted that only the conduct of direct Primaries in the State would demonstrate obedience to the directive given by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The resolution signed by the aspirants reads: “That the National leadership of the Party ought to have involved the members of the G8 Governorship aspirants in the recruitment of the Ward, Local Government and State electoral organizing Committee members for the conduct of the direct Primaries in the State.
” That the National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC is hereby urged to choose the course for a peaceful, free and successful APC Primaries and general elections in Zamfara State.
“That the NWC approves and communicates to all Parties concerned that the direct mode of primaries has been decided for Zamfara State APC under the guidance of a caretaker committee specially appointed for the State until the Court case is finally determined.
“The common resolutions of the 8 Governorship aspirants should be communicated to the Attorney for further transmission of these resolutions to the APC National Working Committee. A copy of the letter of complaint of G7 also is attached for reference and action by the lawyers.”