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2019: Why I want to be Zamfara Governor – Rep Jaji

A member representing Kaura-Namoda/Birnin-Magaji of Zamfara State in the House of Representatives, Aminu Sani-Jaji (APC, Zamfara), on Thursday said he joined the 2019 governorship race to “clear the mess of previous administrations and reform Zamfara.”

Jaji, who dropped the hint in Abuja after he obtained the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship nomination form, also flayed any supposed zoning arrangement being bandied by a section of party stakeholders in the state, saying it was “imposition” and therefore an “illegality.”


The lawmaker described the nomination form as a step towards making Zamfara greater and launching her along the path of reforms, especially with regard to education, security and social infrastructure.

“This form is going to reform Zamfara State and clear all the mess done by the previous administrations. It is going to change our educational system, insecurity and state of our social infrastructure.


“I am not in agreement with imposition. I am not in agreement with illegality, because when we were in our stakeholders’ meeting  in Zamfara State yesterday, I said it before everybody that I had shopped the money for my nomination forms; therefore, what you are trying to do is illegal and I am not a party to it,” Jaji said.

According to him, joining the governorship race has proved his political detractors and enemies of democracy wrong, as he was poised to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s ambition in 2019.

He noted, “Before I got this form, they tried to make sure the Secretariat did not sell this form to me because they know that I am part of those that are praying that President Muhammadu Buhari returns in 2019.”