Former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazizi Yari, has confirmed to his campaign group that his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership card is intact, following the claim by Zamfara State party chieftain, Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi.
Shinkafi, while fielding questions from newsmen at the party’s National Secretariat, claimed that former governor Yari was not qualified to contest the party’s National chairmanship position because he is no longer a card-carrying member of the party.
In a statement by Yari’s Campaign Group and his Chief of Staff, Abdullahi Abdulkarim Tsare, described Shinkafi as political nuisance.
“Ordinarily His Excellency Abdulazizi Yari, wouldn’t have to join issues with the likes of Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, but for the consumption of our Great Party Members and the general public. And also, to set the record straight, we in the Abdulaziz Yari’s Camp had reply as follows;
Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi is nothing but a nuisance and a witch hunting Dog and there was never a time Abdulaziz was a friend to this errand boy of some disgruntled elements. Therefore, his pay masters should come out so that His Excellency, can face them one on one”.
“Where was Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, when Abdulaziz contested elections from a State Party Secretary to the exalted Office of a Governor, a two (2) term Governor for that matter.
We urge the public to ignore a chanting of an errand boy who will stop at nothing than to cause confusion in the public, simply to mislead the teaming Supporters of His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari, and to further attract large sum from his pay masters. He is not serious in the race of being the National Chairman of our great Part APC”.
“Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, was in APGA throughout the 16 years period of PDP rule; for that period, he was just a nuisance in APGA because he caused a lot of trouble and I believed the APGA as a party is in a better position to give detailed account of what Sani Shinkafi represent”.
“If not, why should anybody explain to the public that someone who was a Governor did not have a membership registration of the party he worked so tirelessly to form, and during that period, Shinkafi was in APGA. It was when Matawalle defected that he Sani cross carpeted to join his pay masters. For the avoidance of doubt, His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari is a party man to the core with the following qualifications at his disposal:
He is a registered member of the APC with his membership Card obtained by him”.
“He is the Only known Chairmanship Aspirant coming from Zamfara in particular and the North West geo-political zone; the party and general public should disregard any Noise maker claiming to be an Aspirant under the Umbrella of APC.
His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari has paid his dues in the party and a well-known Financier of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He will continue to do his best until the party attain Victory”.
“His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari, being a tested administrator, is committed to ensure that the party principles are adhered to strictly beginning from how the secretariat will be run. The party will certainly take centre stage.
With his political dexterity and network, His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari, is committed to deploy these skills to draw influential persons into the party and close ranks with existing leaders within the party for the overall progress of APC. These qualities cannot be denied even by the blind”.
“Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi is nothing but a noise maker and nothing more than that. Abdulaziz Yari has done so much to build APC and is still doing more to uplift the All Progressives Congress (APC) to greater heights and would as a matter of fact wouldn’t want to join issues with the likes of Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi who always be directed by his pay masters before he can say anything.
We urge the Mai Mala-Buni led committee to be more circumspect in its dealings, and should not allow the likes of Sani Shinkafi to come to the Party National Headquarters to make noise, knowing fully well that he is an unserious person considering his antecedents in APGA”.
“Members of the public would see clearly that he is just a Political Prostitute.
We wish to ask Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, that why are his Attacks been targeted at His Excellency Abdulaziz Yari. Why not Tanko Almakura, Senator Sani Musa, Ali Modu Sherrif or the rest of the Chairmanship Aspirants, reason being that he was employed to come to APC and do a hatchet Job similarly to the ones he did while in APGA.
Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi being a destroyer and ingrate personality from the foregoing; Therefore, we implore members of the public and our party members as well to see Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi as an unserious Party member and the public should ignore him, as doing so would only amount to waste of time”. “A well-meaning party member is expected to preach peace and unity at this critical period of our party, when important issues are been discussed a view to bringing all party men and women under one roof in other to retain power come 2023. It is therefore not period for self-destruction and internal bickering and rumour mongering among party members.
All Progressives Congress (APC) is a party of disciplined people with high sense of patriotism, and therefore Abdulaziz Yari will not in any way share issues with the likes of Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi”.