Kano APC: Senatorial aspirant, A.A Zaura refutes allegation of disqualification
A Kano central senatorial aspirant, under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdulkarim Abdulsalam Zaura , also known as A.A Zaura has refuted allegation of his disqualification from the senatorial race.
Solacebase gathered that some groups filed petitions before the APC screening committee challenging the eligibility of Zaura, sighting an alleged criminal trial against the aspirant.
Contrary to the allegation, a special adviser to Zaura, Hajiya Balaraba Ibrahim, insisted that Zaura is eminently qualified and had since been cleared by the committee charged with the screening process.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday on the development, Balaraba said those peddling unsubstantiated allegation against Zaura are mere political opponents bent to distract the supporters of Zaura.
Balaraba who explained that those playing politics with a views to destroy their opponents by mere allegation would not only fail but would be disappointed by the marginal gap of success Zaura would record at the primary.
While describing Zaura as successful international businessman who has contributed immensely to social and community development in Kano, vowed that the Kano Central Senatorial aspirant would not be deterred by distractors but remain focus on the task ahead.
The diehard supporter of Zaura wondered why those peddling rumor of criminal trial against the senatorial aspirant, are being intimidated by his popularity, instead of them facing the primary headlong.
” For the purpose of emphasize, the APC screening committee has successfully cleared AA Zaura as aspirant for Kano central senatorial seat. He would be participating in the primary this weekend.”
” We are aware of the petition written against Zaura. Those petitioners challenging the eligibility of Zaura simply because he answered no to a portion of question, on whether or not he has criminal trial.
“Let me remind them that Federal high court Kano presided over by Justice Allagua has discharged and acquitted AA Zaura on the allegation of USD$1,320,00.00. And we are also aware of Appeal court judgement which ordered for re-trial of the matter but he remained innocent in law until proven otherwise.’’
” And it is important to also note that Zaura has also filed for stay of execution and already appeal the judgment of the appellate court at the supreme court,’’ Balaraba added.