Yari, Marafa settle rift, ex-gov emerges party leader

Published February 8, 2021
Godwin Isenyo , Kaduna
A former governor of Zamfara State , Abdul -Azeez Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa , both members of the All Progressives Congress, have resolved to end their political feud which polarized the state chapter of the party .
The resolution was reached during a follow up reconciliation meeting held in Kaduna, on Sunday . The two had met with the Governor Mai Mala Buni -led National Caretaker committee of the party last week .
They both agreed to collapse their party structures into one with Yari as the state party leader. They also set up a 13 – man- committee to further cement the reconciliation .
An 11 – point resolution was made public after the meeting . The resolution which was read by Dr . Minka ’ ilu Barau , read in part , “ 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.
“ That the supporters of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa unanimously endorse the reconciliation move and consider it a welcome development for repositioning the Party to 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 .
“ By this statement , all parallel party structures under Senator Kabiru Marafa are considered dissolved . ”
Those at the meeting included : former governors: Alhaji Abdul -Azeez Yari , Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi , Senator Kabiru Marafa , Ambassadors designate to Japan , Alhaji Hussein Moriki , among others .

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