APC, federal government behind Zamfara killings – Ayodele Fayose

APC, federal government behind Zamfara killings – Ayodele Fayose


The erstwhile legislative head of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has asserted that the Nigerian authority planned the homicide in Zamfara State in an offer to delay general poll from happening in the state in 2019.

“I have been reliably informed that the FG is plotting to hide under the killings in Zamfara State by armed bandits to impose emergency rule on the state,” Fayose revealed on Wednesday.

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“This is their response to the insistence of INEC not to allow APC field candidates for the 2019 general election in the state,” he included.

Fayose maintained that the homicide were planned by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) & the Nigerian authority in other to announce a crisis decree in the state.

“With the emergency rule, there will only be Presidential and National Assembly elections in Zamfara in February next year while governorship and State House of Assembly elections will be postponed till May,” he stated.

The previous representative requested that the central authority “apologise to the people of Zamfara State, who were left at the mercy of armed bandits instead of using the killings to achieve political goal”

On October 10, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prohibited the APC in Zamfara State from handling aspirants for the governorship, state & federal authoritative place in the 2019 poll. The constituent body in a message sent to APC said the gathering neglected to direct primaries in the state before the October 7 due date on the INEC date-book.

INEC said that they got the report that no primary was held in Zamfara in spite of the full preparation & sending of the commission’s authorities. With groups & tussles inside the Zamfara State section of the APC, the gathering was not able to come to an agreement on the favored gubernatorial aspirants for the gathering.

The present representative, Abdulaziz Yari, sponsored Shehu Idris as his replacement while the Senator Kabiru Marafa, a governorship candidates, remained against the governor’s intends to force a competitor on the gathering. The fighting in the state division made the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC report the disintegration of Zamfara APC administrators driven by Alhaji Lawali M. Liman.

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The disintegrated official still continued to hold primary races that saw Idris win the governorship candidature while Yari developed as the favored senatorial aspirants for Zamfara West senatorial zone. In any case, the message sent to the APC National central command by the Major General Abubakar Mustapha Gana-drove Zamfara State Electoral Committee was that there was no primary in Zamfara State.


Be that as it may, over 2 months after the primary in the state, catastrophe happen when mysterious shooters supposedly killed 17 individuals in the State.

The ambush happen days after 25 individuals were killed in comparative attacks on 2 towns in the area.

Shooters on motorcycles attacked Magami town in the Maradun locale zone of the state on Saturday, firing aimlessly as inhabitants fled.

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