The All Progressives Congress member representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Kabir Marafa, has said he will not lose his sleep if his party fails to produce a governor in the forthcoming elections in his state.
Marafa, who stated this at a news conference in Abuja, also said President Muhammadu Buhari was not concerned about the APC not having a governorship candidate in Zamfara.
He spoke in response to two conflicting court judgements on the participation of the APC candidates in the general elections.
A Zamfara State High Court had last week Friday delivered a judgement which asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow the APC candidates to participate in the election.
But on the same day, a Federal High Court in Abuja, in its judgement on the same issue, said INEC was right to reject the list of candidates produced by the Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s faction of the party.
Marafa, while arguing that the verdict of the Federal High Court should be respected by INEC, described that of the Zamfara High Court as a black market judgement.
He said, “There is limit to loyalty. My loyalty first and foremost is to the Federal Republic of Nigeria because we must have Nigeria before we can have the Senate.”
He threatened to approach the Appeal Court if INEC, which claimed to be studying the two judgements, decided to allow the APC to field candidates for the election.
“So, even if it means APC loses in Zamfara State, I don’t give a damn. After all, the crisis that we are in today started with the APC itself.
“The governor (of Zamfara State) is going around whipping up sentiments that INEC should not accept the court judgement delivered in my favour because the APC would lose Zamfara if the party did not present candidates for the election.”
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