Some supporters of Senator Kabir Marafa (APC, Zamfara) have raised alarm after they were denied access into the Eagle Square
The All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention is currently ongoing at the Eagle Square.
The publicity secretary of the Kabir Marafa faction of the APC in Zamfara State, Muhammad Bakyasuwa, said some delegates from the state were stopped because they were wearing t-shirts with photos of Mr Marafa on it.
Mr Bakyasuwa, who said they belonged to the legitimate APC faction in Zamfara State under the State Chairman, Surajo Gusau, explained that they were rightly elected in the parallel APC state congresses of 5th, 12th and 19th May 2018 in Zamfara State.
We are in Abuja to witness this convention as Zamfara State National Convention Delegates and Supporters of Senator Kabir Garba Marafa, CON, for Governor of Zamfara State in 2019 and also supporters of President Muhammed Buhari for second term in 2019.
“We are here with all our delegates and over one thousand supporters but we have been denied entry into the Eagle Square. So, we hereby appeal to our new national party leaders to be fair and recognize our faction as the legitimate APC leadership in Zamfare State,” part of the statement read.
He further explained that the faction fulfilled all the requirements for contesting party positions “while the Abdullaziz Yari faction did not fulfil the requirements.”