Abdul’aziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State, has declared his intention to contest for the Zamfara West senatorial seat ahead of the 2019 general election.
Yari is seeking to upstage Senator Ahmad Sani, currently representing Zamfara West.
NAN reported that Yari announced his decision in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, on Monday.
His words: “You know, I was from the National Assembly before I became a Governor. In fact, my colleagues from the National Assembly used to say I am here on sabbatical. So, my going to the Senate is like I am going home. In fact, even some people in the presidency are asking me why I want to go to the Senate; I told them it is just an interest.
“You know National Assembly politics is different, I learnt a lot from the National Assembly and what I learnt there has really assisted me in my administration as Governor in the last eight years, especially in the areas of budget process and resources management.”
Yari was a member of the House of Representatives for Anka/Talata-Mafara Federal Constituency from 2007 to 2011.