Zamfara governorship candidate sends IDPs packing for voting Buhari

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara State, Sani Shinkafi, has ejected all displaced persons taking shelter in his houses in Shinkafi.

Shinkafi confirmed during a news conference in Gusau on Wednesday that he banished them for voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.

The conference was organised by a coalition of some political parties (PDP, APGA, ACCORD, NRM, APP, ADC, NPP, DPP and YPP) in the state protesting the outcome of the elections.

“I have asked all the IDPs residing in my Shinkafi houses to immediately pack out because they are not serious in life.

“These are people who had to leave their villages due to insecurity caused by a government that could not provide such basic necessity to them, yet they went and sold their votes at the last elections trying to bring back the same gang,” he said.

The APGA governorship candidate said in spite of earlier advice to the displaced persons “to vote out those who failed them in the past years,” they still voted for them.

He claimed that the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) allowed themselves to be bought over during the election by “the people who failed them.”

Shinkafi said the coalition would not support the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) and all security chiefs in the state to handle the March 9, governorship and state assembly elections.

“This is because we have no confidence in them and their ability to be fair and just to us,” he said.