Reports that the Department of State Service (DSS) arrested an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Zamfara State, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, over a tussle among aspirants at a meeting has been denied.
Through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mal Abubakar Umar, Marafa, who chairs the Senate Committee on Petroleum (downstream), said the reports were the handiwork of mischief makers who are agents of the State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari.
“My attention has been drawn to malicious reports in a few media that I have been arrested. This is nothing but a wicked lie concocted by agents of darkness and blood thirsty politicians who are hell-bent on scuttling the wishes of the Zamfara people through the backdoor.
“As a law-abiding lawmaker, I will continue to conduct my political activities as usual within the confine of the law, no matter the provocation,” he said.
He said despite the antics of the state governor and his agents, he has succeeded in leading the most peaceful campaign and grand rally, and that’s why he is enjoying the support of the people in the state.
“We thank Almighty Allah for the massive support we are enjoying from the people of the state. I sincerely appreciate and I won’t let them down. Insha Allah, if elected, I will work hard to address the challenges bedeviling the state,” he said.