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Zamfara APC crisis deepens, Matawalle, Marafa factions holds parallel congresses


The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress is still in troubled waters as Governor Bello Matawalle and Senator Kabiru Marafa factions conducted parallel congresses on Saturday.

The spokesperson for the Marafa faction, Alhaji Husaini Danisa, told our correspondent that the faction’s congress was a huge success.

“We have successfully conducted our congress where we elected all the executive members of the party for the 14 local government areas of the state. The congress was smooth and peaceful as it was conducted without any hitch. We are the bona fide members of the party and our congress is the most authentic.”

Danisa further added that they had followed due process in the conduct of the congress, saying, “We are the bonafide members of the party and our congress is the most authentic.”

Speaking to Sunday PUNCH, the Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Political Affairs, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau said, “I am in the meeting now, but our congress is taking place right now in all the 14 local government areas of the state. You may wish to go round and find out for yourself. I will call you back after the meeting.”

However, as of the time of filing this report, the special adviser to the governor did not call our reporter.

Recall that the state chapter of the APC had found itself in a similar situation in 2019 primary elections where two factions led by former the governor, Yari and Senator Marafa locked horns, which resulted in a serious crisis.

The party lost all the seats as a result of a Supreme Court’s decision.

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