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Trouble as Marafa disassociates himself from Oshiomhole

Senator Marafa said he did not meet with Oshiomhole to agree on a consensus governorship candidate for Zamfara state.

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The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole has alleged that some aides of Governor Samuel Ortom were involved in the killing of two Catholic priests in Benue state. play Marafa says he never met Oshiomhole over Zamfara APC governorship candidate. (Punch)

Senator Kabiru Marafa has distanced himself from a meeting convened by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, with Zamfara governorship aspirants on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Senator Marafa, the chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), is seeking to fly the APC flag at the governorship election in 2019.

Senator Kabiru Marafa said a militia have taken over Zamfara and the state governor, Abdulaziz Yari is aware. play Senator Marafa said he did not meet with Oshiomhole (Guardian)


Reacting to a media report that Oshiomhole met with the nine gubernatorial aspirants in the state and agreed on a consensus candidate, Marafa said he did not meet the APC chairman.

"My attention has been drawn to an online publication headlined: "Oshiomhole meets Zamfara Guber aspirants, as party considers Lawal,” Marafa said.

"I want to state emphatically that nobody invited me to any meeting after the failed attempt to conduct primaries/consensus as at 12am Sunday 7th October 2018.

“I want to restate further, for emphasis, that there was neither election nor consensus reached among APC aspirants in Zamfara state.

"I will not be a party to any attempt by anybody to sell the tickets of APC to any desperate politician(s) by anybody,” he declared.

The Lawmaker had blamed Governor Abdulaziz Yari for the violence which marred the primary election in Zamfara state.

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