Former lawmaker, Sen. Kabiru Marafa has revealed why he renounced his membership with the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.
Naija News had reported earlier that Marafa and former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari had during the weekend dumped APC joined forces with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The duo as contained in a statement credited to Rt Colonel Bala Mande, PDP Chairman in the state, has agreed to work for the development of the party at all levels.
Mande revealed this during a stakeholders’ meeting in Gusau, the state capital on Sunday noting that they had sat down and finalised the issue of the defection of the politicians.
Marafa has though, claimed in a report that he is yet to join PDP.
He described the reports that he and Yari have pledged allegiance to the opposition party after dumping APC as false.
Daily Post in a report quoted Marafa as saying that the national ruling party was not home to him.
The former lawmaker lamented the treatment meted on him and his supporters by the ruling party.
Marafa reportedly told the media that even among his former party, some people fought to make sure they were frustrated with the party they suffered to build and nature.
He said that the new National Chairman of the ruling party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, would not do anything different from what the former Caretaker Chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni, had done.
“Politics is about winning elections and everything, so we cannot stay in a house that we are not needed,” Marafa said.
“As far as I am concerned, I am a fulfilled person as far as this project APC is called. If there is anything left, I am waiting to see how the architect of this cruelty meted out to the people of Zamfara State, and how they are going to fare in politics.
“But for now, I am happy, I told them to their faces in Kaduna that they will never benefit out of the machinations they were doing at that time, that is Mai Mala and his co-travellers. And I’m happy that they have lost out and they have lost out disgracefully.
“APC is not Islam, it is my religion that I can not leave for whatever reason, but a political party, I can leave and join anyone of my choice,” he said.
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