Immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari, and a former senator from the state, Kabiru Marafa, have denied media reports that they have quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The report had cited a meeting of the two men with former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at a wedding in Kaduna on Friday.
But Ibrahim Muhammad, a media aide to Mr Yari and former Zamfara Commissioner of Information in a swift response on Saturday said the report was false.
Muhammad claimed the report was orchestrated by political enemies of his principal.
Also Marafa denied the report through a statement, describing it as “the wishful thinking of minions who are intimidated by our continued presence in the APC.”
Marafa noted that reports on social media claimed that he and ex Governor Yari were joining the PDP following the intervention of erstwhile Senate President Saraki.
He said: “it is our constitutional right to meet, attend, discuss, fly, drive with anybody we wish. Yes, we flew to Kaduna with Saraki to attend Sheik Bala Lau daughter’s wedding. Is that a crime?
“When the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, attended the wedding Fatiha of Yusuf Buhari in Bichi, did that amount to decamping to APC?
“We were senior architects, engineers and planners in the project team that designed, built and maintained APC from inception to date; so it will be irrational for anybody to think maltreatment, injustice or wicked rumours will make us abandon our project to some overambitious members,” Marafa said.