A former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has said no amount of gang-up or blackmail would discourage him from aspiring for the office of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said this in an interview with newsmen in on Sunday in Abuja. Yari said he learnt that some of his former colleagues and party chieftains in the North-West were working to cut short his ambition in pursuit of theirs but said that he would not be deterred.
“Somebody told me that some of my colleagues and former colleagues are interested in the number one and number two slots. So, if the (National Chairmanship) seat goes to the North West, nothing will get to them, so they ganged up to neutralize Yari.
“If God decides that it should be, it is going to be. People can maneuver and do all sorts of calculations but they will not prevail. All I know is this: I can lead this party and they know what I can do,” he said.
Yari who has served as party secretary, chairman and member of the House of Representatives before being elected as Zamfara State governor said that his experience in party administration at the state level has properly prepared him for the position of APC’s national chairman.
He further urged his supporters not to worry about a petition filed against him with the EFCC by faceless groups and individuals because they lacked merit.
He said, “Some persons can fabricate lies but at the end of the day, the truth will prevail. There are so many other things they have said that are mere tissues of lies meant to try to get a good man down but they will never succeed.”