Emerging report claimed that Governor Abdul’aziz Yari has declared his intention to contest for Zamfara west senatorial seat ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The report has it that Yari will seek to upstage Senator Ahmad Sani-Yarima who is serving his third term as the senator representing Zamfara west.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that the governor made his interest public when he spoke to newsmen in Gusau on Monday, September 10.
Recall that Yari had been a member of the House of Representatives for Anka/Talata-Mafara federal constituency between 2007 to 2011.
On his senatorial ambition, Yari said he was contesting for the seat because of the interest he has in legislative process, and to serve his people, adding that going back to Senate is a homecoming for him, having been a member of the legislature before.
According to him: “You know, I was from the National Assembly before I become a governor, in fact my colleagues from the National Assembly use to say I am here on sabbatical. So, my going to senate is like I am going back home, some people are asking me why I want to go to senate?”
“In fact even some people in the Presidency are asking me why I want to go to senate, I told them is just an interest.” “You know National Assembly politics is different from that of executive.”
“I learned a lot from the National Assembly and what I learned there has really assisted me in my administration as governor in the last eight years, especially in the areas of budget process and resources management.”.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the state All Progressives Congress (APC) had since purchased nomination forms for Yari and other preferred aspirants.
In a related development, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Senator Shehu Sani revealed the only thing that could guarantee victory for APC in the upcoming 2019 general elections.