Why the All Progressives Congress (APC) Failed in Zamfara—Takori

Barrister Sani Mohammed Takori, a leader in the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed regret over the party’s loss of the governorship race in Zamfara State, citing infighting as the primary cause.

He insisted that the party was deeply divided, with no way to bring everyone back together.

Takori stated that the power struggle between outgoing Governor Abdulaziz Yari and incoming Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle was to blame for the party’s loss to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

It was the goal of the party’s National Secretariat, he said, to unite the two groups and win every seat in the State legislature.

He bemoaned that the titanic war had continued despite the fact that both parties’ heavyweights had been forced to sign pledges of unity.

Takori continued by saying that he has repeatedly asked the party’s national secretariat to eliminate the State leadership.

The former member of Congress blamed the party’s recent electoral failures, including the loss of the governorship and the State House of Representatives, on the inexperience of the party’s leadership.

Tukur Umar Danfulani, the state party leader, is not a politician and happened to be in the area.

“The party was even luckier to have won eight seats in the House, which was very embarrassing and perplexing to the ruling party as at then,” he remarked, referring to the results of the 24 State House of Assembly elections.

Takori claims that the party’s leadership in the State did not implement any strong strategies, instead intervening in the party’s fate for their own benefit.

The ex-Representative for the Bukkuyum/ Gumi Constituency in Congress expressed regret that the holes had not been patched up before to the elections.

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