Yari, Yarima pick APC membership cards



…Task Jonathan on killings 

As the All Progressives Congress (APC) commenced registration of party members nationwide, Governor Abdul-Aziz Yari of Zamfara state and Sen. Ahmad Sani Yarima have been registered in their respective polling units.
Yari, who kick-started the registration exercise at Unguwar Malam Isa polling unit in Talata Mafara township, the headquarters of Talata Mafara local government area at around 12:30 pm, urged party faithful to be firm in the APC struggle.
Yari said the formation of APC was part of the progressive politicians struggle to save the country from PDP misrule, adding that APC had rooted in the state with massive followership at all levels.
An APC national monitoring officer, Alhaji Ukashatu Mahdi, recalled that the process of political merger started in Zamfara state when the defunct ANPP merged with ACN and CPC for 2011.
According to him, APC was in full control of the state, only waiting for the 2015 election to take charge of the centre.
Yarima registered at Tuluwa polling unit, in his home town, Bakura, the headquarters of Bakura local government area.He picked the card around 1:00 pm and appealed to the electorate to rally support with the APC.
Blueprint observed that the APC registration exercise in the state might face some hitches as the registration could not take-off in many polling centres as scheduled.
Meanwhile, Yarima has challenged the Goodluck Jonathan led-federal government to end the on-going mass killings of innocent citizens in the North.
Addressing a crowd shortly after obtaining his APC membership card in his home town, Yarima condemned the killings.
He said the federal government was supposed to act to tackle the problem, but failed, stressing that the insecurity ravaging the country was a clear indication of the failure of the PDP led-government.
“We are quite witnessing massive loss of lives of innocent citizens, day by day, this trend ought to be stopped within shortest possible time,” he said, and expressed optimism that the APC would form the next central government, come 2015.”