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Former Zamfara State Governor, AbdulAzeez Yari Says Power Will Shift To The South In 2023

Abdulazeez Yari, immediate past governor of Zamfara State, on Saturday said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would ensure power shift to the South in 2023.

Yari said;

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“As we have seen the nature of how our presidency will look like, it has to go South. The chairmanship may likely as well come to the North in preparation for that,” he said on the phone.

Asked if he was one of the leaders supporting power shift to the South in 2023, Yari said: “Of course, that is how things are supposed to be.”

But he declined to be specific about which of the three geo-political zones in the South should have the ticket.

His words: “I don’t want to make an offensive statement. APC leaders will decide.

“As a leader, I do not want to talk and be offending some of our members and leaders.”

This was according to the News website Gistmania posted minutes ago, See screenshot Evidence of the source of the news below;

Yari was elected Governor of Zamfara State, Nigeria in the national elections in 2011, running on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform. Similarly, Yari is the son-in-law of incumbent Governor Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), whom he defeated in the election by 514,962 votes to Shinkafi's 460,656 votes.

He said concerning the 2019 election that it is time to repay Buhari's bailout gesture.

As his term of office as governor of Zamfara State drew to a close Yari ran for the Zamfara West senate seat and won with a very wide margin on the platform of the ruling APC.

But his election and other APC candidates in the 2019 general election in Zamfara State were nullified by the Supreme Court on the ground that they were not validly nominated through party primaries.

The court ordered INEC to declare candidates who were the second runner-up in the elections winners. Senator Kabiru Marafa, a member of APC who was running for governorship tick of the APC had complained that APC did not conduct primaries in Zamfara and asked the court to invalidate the primaries purportedly conducted by the leader of the party Yari of the APC.

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