Senator Kabiru Marafa
The plan by Zamfara State governor Abdul’aziz Yari, to recruit 8,500 civilian Joint Task Force, JTF was a grand plot to use the youth to destabilize the state during the 2019 elections, Sen Kabiru Garba Marafa has claimed.
The senator, a frontline APC governorship aspirant in the state, said: “This is a governor that had deliberately allowed the banditry in the state to fester, and banned the activities of self help groups (local vigilante), despite all pleas and suggestions from all well meaning people across the state, will come out to announce the recruitment of 8,500 youth at the twilight of his administration.
“Because of his abysmal performance in the state, initially Yari thought he would use federal might including security agencies to manipulate next year’s elections. However, with the decision of INEC not to receive any list from APC for Zamfara state, all orchestrated by him, Yari has decided to arm innocent youth in the state to upturn people’s will come 2019, since his popularity cannot win him a ward in the state,” Marafa alleged.