Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC-Zamfara Central) has asked the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to always speak the truth as regards the party’s 2018 October’s botched primaries in the state.
The lawmaker was reacting to Oshiomhole‘s endorsement of the Zamfara APC faction led by Governor Abdulaziz Yari when he featured on Channels TV last Friday.
In a letter address to the APC chairman, Marafa advised Oshiomhole to maintain his position as a leader by standing by the truth.
Marafa wrote, “It’s quite unfortunate and disheartening to watch the hitherto respected comrade rubbishing his hard-earned name before the whole world.
“Oshiomhole performed creditably well during the party primaries as he led the party aright to the admiration of all, including those in the opposition parties.
“He aligned himself with the masses, against some state governors who assumed the position of the Almighty in their respective states. Why do you want to change, my Comrade?
“What Oshiomhole said (on Hard Copy) was nothing but a wicked lie that can neither stand moral nor legal scrutiny.
“Records and documentary evidence abound everywhere that APC did not conduct primaries in Zamfara state, due to the attitude of the state governor who threatened publicly to send Oshiomhole to the graveyard if he dares him.
“Oshiomhole at the peak of the controversy affirmed the fact that no primaries was conducted and his famous video of ‘primaries are to be conducted not by state governments nor by state party chairmen but by the panels sent by the party’s NWC, is still very much available on the internet.
“Equally available is INEC’s letter to him (Oshiomhole) that they receive reports from their local office in Gusau that APC didn’t conduct valid primaries as at 12 am on Sunday, October 7, 2018. It was based on this fact that INEC said it wasn’t expecting candidates from (APC) and you Chief Oshiomhole responded by accepting the fact that APC didn’t conduct primaries but you did consensus! A simple google search will amplify these facts.”