Defection : Yari Restate Commitment, Loyalty to APC
By Bashir Hassan Abubakar
Against the background of rumours making rounds in some quarters purporting possible flouting of a new political party, former governor of Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari has restated his commitment to building the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a political party.
Yari stated this at the weekend while responding to news making the rounds that he was involved in contemplating forming a new political party as reported in an online news outlet, News Rain Nigeria.
According to ex-Governor Yari, the purported news was aimed at belittling the efforts he has put into creating the party throughout its formative stages to what it is today.
“I have never contemplated abandoning the party I helped form, let alone forming a new party.
“I have never fixed a meeting as being reported to discuss my possible abandoning APC for another new party. This is utterly untrue and it remains so.
“Those behind that story know better what they want to achieve, but, I assure my supporters that I remain a strong APC member from my polling unit, ward, Local Government, State and the Nation at large.
“Those who know my political history can attest to my commitment to building the party. I have never shied away from my responsibility to help the party, not now not after, or even beyond.
“I see this as the work of those who are becoming jittery about my political ambition to contest the National Chairmanship of our great party in the forthcoming congresses”, Yari said.
Yari who is a front runner in the forthcoming national convention of the party is believed to be highly favored across board. He is seen by some political observers as an asset to the party that can turn around the fortunes of the APC.