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Yerima meets Buhari over Zamfara primaries


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Ahmed Sani-Yarima, a senator representing Zamfara West on the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Friday in Abuja, met behind closed door with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Senator, who is serving his third term at the National Assembly, declined comment on the outcome of the meeting.

The News Agency of Nigeria, however, gathered that the senator updated the president on security and political developments in Zamfara.

NAN observed that prior to the meeting between the president and Sani-Yarima, Sen. Kabiru Marafa, representing Zamfara Central, had held similar meeting with President Buhari.

Mr Marafa, had told State House correspondents that he updated President Buhari on the failed APC governorship primary in Zamfara, and alleged that the state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, had lost the support of people of the state.

He described as “illegal and irresponsible” the action of the governor after the announcement of the cancellation of the primary by the Abubakar Faki-led APC Zamfara Governorship Primaries Committee.

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had also dissolved the party executives at all levels in Zamfara, and fixed Oct. 6 and 7 for the conduct of fresh governorship, senatorial and house of representatives primaries in the state.

Yekini Nabena, the APC acting National Publicity in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said by the decision, all supposed party factions in Zamfara stands dissolved.

He added that the APC NWC-inaugurated committee for Zamfara are to conduct the Governorship and Legislative primaries in the State.

He stressed that the Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari and the dissolved state executives should not interfere in the primary elections.

Meanwhile, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, who also met with President Buhari at the presidential villa, declined comment on the outcome of the closed door meeting.


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