Senator Kabiru Marafa has accused Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State of plotting to influence the ruling of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court had fixed the judgement of the appeals filed by Yari and APC on the ruling of Appeal Court Sokoto on Zamfara APC candidates crisis for Friday.
In a statement on Monday, the lawmaker disclosed that Governor Yari’s iftar dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari in Saudi Arabia was a ploy to get the president to influence the apex court ruling.
“The uninvited and unwanted company of Yari at this point in time when the Supreme Court had fixed Friday 24 for judgement on Yari and APC Appeal amounts to contempt,” Marafa said.
“It is all aimed at showing the panel of the esteemed justices and Nigerians that the president is friendly and sympathetic to his ungodly act.
“I can authoritatively say that the president is not with the wicked and unjust, the President stands for fairness and justice to all party members.
“This is illustrated by his (Buhari) call to all aggrieved party members to approach the courts for redress on any injustice meted out on them by the party or any individual.”
“For the avoidance of any doubt, let me state that the president has never been happy with the happenings in Zamfara and he stands with the people of the state on this issue.
“Those dropping his name to influence judgement are his enemies, enemies of democracy, enemies of the people of Zamfara State in particular and the nation in general.
“It is quite disheartening that Governor Yari and the Emir of Maradun will leave their domain on Saturday, the very day 13 people were killed during iftar and the bandits refused to allow the villagers to even bury their loved ones.
“Yari and the Emir decided to abandon them and travel to Saudi Arabia to dine with the president so that he can get undue advantage.”