Zamfara APC Finally Resolves Crisis, Settles For ex-Gov Yari As New Leader

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  • Yari, Marafa’s Factions Reach Truce

From Jibrin Miachi, Kaduna

A semblance of peace and sanity returned to Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sunday as the two factions at discord finally put an end to their protracted feud which has had telling effects on the fortunes of the party in the Northwest state.

The development is sequel to the resolutions of the two warring factions led by the former Governor of the State, Abdul-azeez Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa who have decided to put behind, their differences and consequently collapsed the party into one structure.

At a political meeting held in Kaduna on Sunday with concerned party members in attendance, the two camps resolved and picked former Governor of the State, Yari as leader of the party in the State, after various discussions and considerations.

At the meeting, the supporters of the both factional leaders: Yari and Senator Marafa from all the 147 wards were in attendance.

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One of the party’s stakeholders, Dr. Mikailu Barau, while reading the resolutions said: “the two camps met in Kaduna on the 6th and 7th February and agreed with the exemplary leadership and effort initiated by APC national care taker committee led by His Excellency Governor Maimala Buni to resolve the crisis in the state.

To achieve a genuine peace, Barau remarked that “11-point resolutions have been adopted by the camps.

“The supporters of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa and Abdul-azeez Yari unanimously endorsed the reconciliation move and welcome development for repositioning the Party so that it would occupy its rightful leadership place in Zamfara State and Nigeria.

“Discussion points shall be divided into two; (a) those that are for public audience which comprises all the propositions in the present submission and (b) confidential issues to be discussed in a closed-door session between the two leaders of the factions namely Hon. Abdul’Azeez Yari Abubakar and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa.

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“The interim leadership of APC in Zamfara State from the faction of Hon. Abdul’Azeez Yari Abubakar is accepted in good spirit of progress with high expectations for fair deal through the inclusion of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa’s supporters at all levels.

“By this statement, all parallel party structures under Senator Kabiru Marafa are considered dissolved.

“Hon. Abdul’Azeez Yari Abubakar is recognised as the leader of the party in the spirit of reconciliation, unity and progress of Zamfara as a state and APC as a Party.

“All court cases initiated by Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa led faction in respect of Party leadership are hereby withdrawn for the reconciliation to thrive.

“Notwithstanding the dissolution of parallel party structures, the two factions (Marafa and Yari factions) shall be maintained for six month with alignments evolving naturally until one party is achieved. After this, a review meeting will be convened to evaluate the progress made.

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“For the sake of clarity, the Marafa faction comprises interests from the erstwhile Wakkala, Abu Magaji, Dan Ali groups.

“There shall be an arbitration committee with representatives from each faction that will monitor the implementation of agreed terms of reference.

“The leadership of the the two factions should caution its members especially the social media team against unguarded utterances that can affect the process of the reconciliation. Distinguished members should be enlighten in form of training to facilitate the reconciliation of the two groups.

“Persistent violation of the agreement and inability to respect the terms by either faction amounts to automatic dissolution of the overall agreement and give the aggrieved party the automatic right to go its way.

“The terms spelt out in this resolution and those to be discussed in a closed-door meeting between Hon. Abdul’Azzeez Yari Abubakar and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa should be communicated to the leadership of APC at national level accordingly”.

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