The Senator Kabir Marafa led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State has responded to the National leadership of the party expulsion order.
The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC National Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, had ordered the sack of the Marafa led faction in Zamfara State for disregarding the directive of the party’s National Executive Committee.
Reacting however to the development, the Publicity Secretary of the Marafa faction, Alhaji Bello Bakyasuwa, accused the APC National leadership of empowering the faction loyal to ex-Governor Abdulaziz Yari to expel members of the Marafa-led faction.
He noted that a court of competent jurisdiction had ordered the dissolution of the Zamfara factional executives and ordered fresh congresses in the state.
“Are you not aware of the court ruling that dissolved all the factions and ordered for fresh congresses? Won’t that amount to court contempt?
“Anyway, we have not been contacted by anybody; we just saw the papers like you did in the social media. We will react when we are officially contacted,” he said while speaking in Abuja.
Asked whether the Marafa faction had withdrawn its case against the party, as directed by the National Executive Committee of the party, Bakyasuwa said; “As directed by who? When? There was never such communication between us and the national headquarters or from anybody acting for or on behalf of the caretaker committee.
“Is it possible for the National Headquarters to ask our opponents to sanction us? Is it possible for the ruling party under President Buhari to abuse the court?
“I thought the Caretaker Committee was constituted to address APC problems, not to aggravate it. You don’t solve a problem by becoming part of it or taking sides. You solve it by being fair and just.”
Bakyasuwa further noted that he only saw the expulsion letter on social medial, describing it as worthless as akara wrapping sheet.
“We saw the letter on social media and we were not called or handed the letter.
“So, to us, that letter is as worthless as “akara” wrapping sheet.
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