At least 20 opposition political parties in Zamfara State have expressed concern over the inability of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to fill candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections as a result of crisis. in the state.
They described the situation as a setback to democracy.
The friendly concerned opposition parties in the state maintained that it is an internal crisis that needs to be resolved internally and handled in a matured way.
“Resolve the crisis in a mature manner in order not to miss the forth coming general elections in the state.” they advised.
Commenting over the release of governorship and state House of Assembly candidates in the state with those of the ruling party missing, the parties noted that contest without APC would be a set back to the democracy.
The spokesman of the concerned parties, who is also the chairman of Democratic Alternative Party (DAP), Alhaji Sulaiman Abubakar, said the action of the APC stakeholders in the state was detrimental to democratic culture.
According to him, in democracy, there should be a spirit of dialogue and amicable resolution of disagreements in the selection of positions.
Abubakar stated that, the parties as key players suggested that APC should have a second thought on the nomination of candidates, especially for governorship.
He maintained that instead of dragging on Senator Kabiru Marafa, Mukhtar
Shehu and Dauda Lawal, it should have people like Hon. Aminu
Sani Jaji, chairman, House Committee on Security at the House os Representatives as second option.
“We are stakeholders in the contest, but notwithstanding, have to be worried that APC is engulfed in crisis and offer advice as the way forward,” he remarked.
The parties said recommending Hon. Jaji was just to solve the problem as Sen. Mafara’s faction and Governor Yari’s would agree with Jaji as an alternative candidate to APC in the state.
Hon. Jaji was said to be gentle and loyal, a mam of principle, dedicated and active politician with grassroots mobilization.