The Nigerian Youth Advocate for Good Governance Initiative and the All Progressives Congress National Youth Caucus for North West Zone called on party leaders and members of Zamfara State and Nigeria to remain loyal to the ruling party.
The APC youth wing urged party members to refrain from any form of incitement that could cause unrest within the ruling party.
The group made the call in a statement jointly signed by its leaders, Nakura Kaseem and Maxwell Nathaniel in Abuja yesterday.
The group, reacting to the recent defection of State Governor Zamfara Bello Matawalle from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) APC, urged party loyalists to emulate the leadership qualities of a former governor of the State, Abdulaziz Yari who, alongside other party leaders, received the Matawalle in the APC.
“The Zamfara State APC was led by former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar (Shattiman Mafara), prior to the event which has now transferred party leadership to the current Governor who recently decamped for the party.
“However, despite this, a leader is a leader and the indefatigable Yari still prides himself on being the supreme leader of the APC in the state.
“Many see it as a disturbing development between the duo (former and current governors). God made it possible for people of integrity, charismatic, like Shattiman Mafara, who always believed in God’s decision as the answer to their desire.
“Abdulaziz Yari, as party leader, welcomed his childhood and best friend, Governor Bello Matawalle into the party with a good heart and a clean mind, to work together, to advance the state of Zamfara,” says the press release.