The last has not been heard of the recent defection of the Governor of Zamfara State Dr Bello Matawalle to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as a former law maker Senator Kabir Marafa has warned that it could affect the party at the national level.
Speaking with Arise TV , the Zamfara born APC chieftain who had a running battle with the erstwhile Government Abdulaziz Yari said the action of Gov Malala Buni who is the interim chairman of the party pronouncing the desulution of the state organs of the party is not in tandem with the party constitution and the agreement they had before Gov. Matawalle defection.
He also said that even the current position Gov.Malala is occupying is against the APC constitution and ” I have pointed that out to Mr President”.
The outspoken senator disclosed that when it was obvious that the governor wanted to defect to APC, they were all consulted and they asked for sometime to consult with ” the people who are the owners of the party in the state”.
He revealed that the time frame they wanted was rejected on the ground that that the President has directed that the ceremony of his defection takes place on Tuesday 29June 2021.
Marafa stated that they then decided that the ceremony should go ahead and after that they will now sit down at a round table with the Governor, the party owners at Zamfara and the national body to discuss and agree on what is the way forward.
He said when they ( six sitting governors and some ex governors) where in the immediate governor , Abdulaziz Yari house, Governor ELRufai of Kaduna State called him on phone and told him that he is calling on behalf of the six governors and the former governors who has mandated him ( the Governor) to call . And the phone was on speaker. They wanted the former governor ( Yari) and himself, Kabir Marafa to attend the event.
Though ,Yari attended, Kabir Marafa did not attend claiming that they breached the agreement they had and that was why he did not attend.
He disclosed that APC is owned by the people in Zamfara and that PDP cannot win any election in the state . ” We have the people and the money to win elections” He said.
Senator Marafa said ” let me tell you this whole thing is about 2023 and we also have our own ambition”