Yari Emerges APC Leader In Zamfara State As Marafa Faction Agrees To Peace

The leadership tussle within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State has been resolved with the reconciliation of the two warring factions.

It is understood that after series of meetings, the camps of former Governor Abdul-Azeez Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa agreed to put aside their differences and work together.

A chieftain of the APC, Dr. Mikailu Barau made this known on Sunday in an 11-point resolution at the end of a reconciliation meeting attended by both Yari and Marafa where all parallel structures were dissolved.

It is further understood that the meeting also agreed that Yari should be the party leader in the state while the members of the two factions will all work together for the party.

Naija News recalls the internal fights within the party made it lose all the votes and offices it won to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 elections.

However, the reconciliation team set up by the APC national caretaker committee under the leadership of Mai Mala Buni has been able to resolve the crisis.

Part of the resolution at the end of the meeting reads: “The supporters of Marafa and Yari unanimously endorsed the reconciliation move and welcomed the development for repositioning the party, so that it would occupy its rightful leadership place in Zamfara state.

“Discussion points were divided into two – those that are for public audience which comprises all the propositions in the present submission and; and confidential issues discussed in a closed-door session between the two leaders.

“The interim leadership of APC in Zamfara state from the faction of Yari was accepted in good spirit with high expectations for fair deal through the inclusion of Sen. Marafa’s supporters at all levels,” Barau said.

“Hon. Abdul’Azeez Yari is hereby recognized as the leader of the party in the spirit of reconciliation, unity and progress of Zamfara as a state and APC as a party,” he added.

To achieve a natural cohesion between the two factions, the statement noted that all court cases initiated by the Marafa-led faction that has to do with the leadership of the party in the state will be withdrawn but the factions will be allowed to run for the next six months so true reconciliation can take place.

“Notwithstanding the dissolution of parallel party structures, the two factions shall be maintained for six months with alignments evolving naturally until one party is achieved.

“After this, a review meeting will be convened to evaluate the progress made.

“For the sake of clarity, Marafa faction comprises interests from the erstwhile Wakkala, Abu Magaji, and Dan Ali groups.”

“Distinguished members should be enlightened in form of training to facilitate the reconciliation of the two groups.

“Persistent violation of the agreement and inability to respect the terms by either faction amounts to automatic dissolution of the overall agreement and gives the aggrieved party the automatic right to go its way,” Barau added.

The factions also agreed and set a 13-member committee to work out details of the new agreement and monitor events within the next six months to ensure compliance by all parties.

Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the error noticed on the membership registration slip of its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

The APC in its reaction on Sunday evening, acknowledged the error on the slip but added that the error has now been corrected.

It will be recalled Tinubu on Saturday revalidated his membership of the APC in compliance with the party’s ongoing membership revalidation exercise.

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