Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC-Zamfara Central) has accused Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State of recruiting youths to destabilize the 2019 general elections in the state.
In a statement on Thursday, the lawmaker revealed that the youths would be recruited under the guise of Civilian Joint Task Force to cause confusion in the state.
He said the governor’s decision to ban activities of self-help groups otherwise known as local vigilantes, was aiding banditry in the state.
Marafa said: “From our findings around his political circle, Yari decided to recruit the 8,500 youths solely to execute his plot to (allegedly) destabilize the 2019 elections in Zamfara State
“The recruitment is to cause mayhem, terrorize innocent voters and snatch election materials to actualise his desperate desire to hold onto power beyond 2019 by proxy.
“The plan by Yari to use federal might through security agencies to manipulate next year’s elections has been stalled by the decision of INEC not to receive any list from APC for Zamfara State.
“Yari has therefore decided to arm innocent youths in the state to upturn the will of the people in 2019, since his popularity cannot win a ward for him in the state.”