A former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of plotting to field candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State. According to Fayose, the Federal Government is planning to use the security problems in the state to impose emergency rule.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has since declared that it will not accept list of candidates from Zamfara APC for the polls because the party violated INEC laws in the conduct of its primaries.
Fayose alleged that the ultimate goal of the planned emergency rule in the state was to pave the way for a fresh electoral process in the state to enable the APC to field candidates for the elections.
In a statement on Tuesday, the former governor, who is the South-West Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, said using the recent killings in the state to achieve political goals is not only wicked but inhuman.”
He urged the Federal Government “to admit its failure and apologise to the people of Zamfara State, who are left at the mercy of armed bandits.”