The representative of Zamfara Central Senatorial District, Kabiru Garba Marafa, has implored the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to maintain his status as a leader and not to allow pressure from some corrupt persons to change him.
Marafa said this in reaction to Oshiomhole’s statement on a Channels Television’s programme: “Hard Copy.”
He said: “It’s quite unfortunate and disheartening to watch the hitherto respected comrade rubbishing his hard earned name before the whole world.
“Chief Oshiomhole performed creditably well during the party primaries, he led the party aright to the admiration of all, including those in the opposition parties. He aligned himself with the masses, against some state governors who assumed the position of the Almighty in their respective states. Why do you want to change, my comrade?”
Marafa who wondered why a towering figure like Oshiomhole will want to diminish himself to a position of a liar at this stage of his life admonished the National Chairman of the party not to succumb to pressure from agents of darkness and evil doers to push him to change his posture of trailing the path of honour to a dishonourable one.
He said: “What Oshiomhole said was nothing but a wicked lie that can neither stand moral nor legal scrutiny.
“Records and documentary evidences are abound everywhere that APC did not conduct primaries in Zamfara State due to the stubborn attitude of the state governor who threatened publicly to send Oshiomhole to the graveyard if dares him.
“Oshiomhole at the peak of the controversy affirmed the fact that no primaries was conducted in the media, his famous video of ‘primaries are to be conducted not by state governments nor by state party chairmen but by the panels sent by the party’s NWC,’ is still very much available on the net.
“Equally available is INEC’s letter to him (Chief Oshiomhole) that they received reports from their local office in Gusau that APC didn’t conduct valid primaries as at 12am Sunday 7th October 2019. It was based on this fact that INEC said it wasn’t expecting candidates from (APC) and you Chief Oshiomhole responded by accepting the fact that APC didn’t conduct primaries but you did consensus! A simpleGgoogle search will amplify these facts.
“Let me also remind you chief that (Governor Abdulaziz) Yari in his characteristic ignorance sat in company of his state factional chairman of the APC and announced the results of his primaries live on Channels Television. The video is still very much available on the net.
“It’s not only shocking but unbelievable that our comrade chairman, likeable by all will change his narrations at the tail end of the match. This is a minus to the Comrade that I have known to be a respecter of rules and facts.”
He however advised the National Chairman of the party to emulate the leadership virtue of President Muhammadu Buhari who stands by the truth even if it is against his party.
He said: “My quest to seek for legal redress was to correct the anomalies in our state for the benefit of our people. This thing is beyond me or Yari or even the APC, it’s for our people who bear the brunt of bad governance at the state level.
“It may interest you Mr. Oshiomhole to know that as I’m writing this to you more than 75 per cent of the people of Zamfara are not sleeping in their houses at nights. There is an estimated over 200,000 orphans, 60,000 widows, about 5,000 raped victims, about 5,000 abducted persons and unknown number of refugees in Zamfara State! Haba!
“We should be concerned about the lives and wellbeing of our people. We should not only be interested in votes and number of states, senators and members APC got nationwide.
“Fact is APC leadership at our state level has failed and nothing can change that fact!”