Chairman of Senate Joint Committees on Petroleum resources, Senator Kabir Garba Marafa CON has joined the governorship race for the Zamfara Government House.
Marafa who represents Zamfara central senatorial district in the Senate made his intention to vie for the governorship race when the newly elected executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state paid him a sallah visit at his Yandoton-daji residence in Tsafe local government area of the state.
The ranking lawmaker in a statement said he would officially declare his intention to contest for the governorship race in an occasion to be held in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital where all the stakeholders in Zamfara state would attend.
He told the party executives that following the numerous calls across the 14 local government areas of the state, he has decided to join the governorship race.
If elected, Marafa (58) said he would fight corruption, injustice and provide the much needed leadership to stimulate the growth and development of the state.
While commending the state Governor Abdul Aziz Yari for admitting his failure to provide the needed leadership to tackle the security challenges facing the state, he said he would use all the resources at his disposal to combat the banditry in the state, if elected.
” If we provide security , our people will return to their homes and farmlands to do what they know best, farming. If given the needed support, we in Zamfara can feed the country with the enormous resources Allah has blessed us with,” he said.
He also pledged to look at the state legal system to make it conform with the true teachings of Islam for the benefit of all.