FG Plotting To Field APC Candidates In Zamfara – Fayose
Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, may be out of office and also facing corruption allegations, but he is still making headlines.
He has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of plotting to field candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State.
According to Fayose, the Federal Government is planning to use the security problems in the state to impose emergency rule.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has since declared that it will not accept list of candidates from Zamfara APC for the polls because the party violated INEC laws in the conduct of its primaries.
Fayose alleged that the ultimate goal of the planned emergency rule was to pave the way for a fresh electoral process in the state to enable the APC to field candidates for the elections.
In a statement on Tuesday, the former governor said, “With emergency rule, there will only be the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state in February next year while governorship and state House of Assembly elections will be postponed till May.
“Using the killings (in the state) to achieve political goals is not only wicked but inhuman.”
He urged the Federal Government “to admit its failure and apologise to the people of Zamfara State, who are left at the mercy of armed bandits.”
Fayose added, “Zamfara State Governor, Abdul-aziz Abubakar, should return home and stand up for his people instead of staying away and acting political correctness while his people are being killed.
“The Federal Government must be reminded that under the PDP government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan emergency rule was declared in three states in the North-East without dismantling democratic institutions.”
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