Zamfara Deputy Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, has cautioned youths in the state to avoid any form of violence in the state even as the 2019 general elections approaches.
Wakkala, who s aspiring for governorship under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, gave this advice while speaking with his supporters from the 14 local government areas of the state at his residence.
“We should cooperate and work together for the development of Zamfara State, we should not be allowed to be used for political violence and thuggery.
“You know the situation we are facing in Zamfara today, we should continue with prayers and seek Allah’s intervention to the security challenges we are facing.
“I thank you for the support, you gave to me, and Insha Allah I will work on the mandate you gave to me. I will continue to stand for you.
“I am happy with the kind of trust, solidarity, support and encouragement you are giving to me, and I am giving you assurance that we will continue to work together”, he said.
Newsmen reports that the deputy governor has refused to garner the support of the state governor Abdulaziz Yari and APC leadership, who have allegedly endorsed the state Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu-Idris, as the party’s governorship candidate.
The deputy governor and other aspirants, as earlier reported by Naija News, have since kicked against the decision, saying there was no consensus on who becomes the governorship candidate of the APC in the state.
Other governorship aspirants seeking APC endorsement include, Alhaji Abu Magaji, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary and Sen. Kabiru Mafara, representing Zamfara Central.
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