ONE of the leaders of the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Dr Sani Shinkafi, has berated supporters of former Governor Abdulaziz Yari -led faction of the party for boycotting last Saturday’s state congress.

Addressing a press conference in Gusau on Sunday, Shinkafi said the failure of Yari’s supporters to participate in the congress was an indication that the former governor has lost political relevance.

He said, “There was no court injunction that stopped the party from conducting the congress in the state. The former governor was only trying to dodge the congress because he knew what would happen if he and his supporters had attended the congress.

Reacting to news that parallel congresses were held, he said, “As far as we are concerned, there was nothing like parallel congresses. There was only one congress that took place and it was conducted and supervised by the national officers of the party who were sent from the headquarters”.

The PUNCH had reported that the publicity committee chairman of the Yari’s faction, Ibrahim Birnin-Magaji, had on Friday urged members of the faction to shun the ward congress.

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