Pointblank News - Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari has said there is absolutely nothing wrong in his quest to marry Zahra Buhari as his fourth wife to
boost his political chances.
This is even as text messages seen by Pointblanknews.com while the Governor was shopping at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue, New York City, shows him apologizing to Zahra over the reports of his relationship with her.
Yari is 49, according to his biography while Zahra who just graduated from a British University turned 21, December 18, 2015.
President Mohammadu Buhari had given a stern warning to his daughter, Zahra, to stay away from Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State who has made several moves to marry the pretty daughter of the President, Presidential sources had told Pointblanknews.com.
Yari, notorious for engaging in political marriages, in his reaction to Pointblanknews.com report on his desperation to marry the President’s youngest daughter said he is not the first to desire to marry a 21year old.
“What is wrong wanting to marry Zahra, am I the first to marry a young girl, have you not heard of people marrying 12yr old girls and what is
wrong boosting my political chances,” Yari told Pointblanknews.com through his Media Aide, Mallam Ibrahim Dosara in a twelve minutes’ telephone conversation.
Dosara who also expressed anger over Pointblanknews.com reports exposing the Governor’s N400million unappropriated funds spent on a one day visit of Buhari said no fund like that was spent. Even though the Governor had owned up to spending N400million during the July 13 visit of the President, when confronted by some officials in the Presidency.
Pointblanknews.com had reported that the Zamfara Governor is currently at the UN Millennium Hotel, New York, where the President and his families are lodged as a member of the Federal Government’s delegations to the United Nations General Assembly.
Governor Yari said to be desperately interested in marrying Zahra to boost his political chances is using the opportunity of the U.S trip to fine tune his marriage plans and sending emissaries to persuade the President to rescind his earlier stonewalling.
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the Zamfara Governor has gone as far as dolling out gifts to the first lady and other members of the Buhari
He is also alleged to have funded the First Lady’s recent Hajj trip to Saudi Arabia with $1million.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had earlier been rumored to be interested in the President’s daughter.
Yari, has as part of his moves enlisted the husband of Halima, elderdaughter of Buhari, showered him gifts including awarding him contracts in Zamfara state to persuade the first family into accepting his overtures to marry the President’s daughter who just graduated from a British
“He has not only been using Halima’s husband, he has also reached out to the first lady and showered her with several gifts including money when she was going for the Hajj. I think the First Lady is playing along.”
Governor Yari’s desperation to marry Zahra is a subject of discussion in Gusau Government House where senior officials condemn the Governor’s
A Government source told Pointblanknews.com that in spite of the lean resources of the Governor, he makes available cash gifts running into several millions to the First Lady, Halima’s husband and other members of the Buhari’s family in a bid to have them convince President Buhari whohas frowned at the Governor’s antic.
“Things are not going well here in Gusau. The story is everywhere and we are particularly not happy with the fact that state resources have now been committed into wooing the President’s daughter. It is very embarrassing the way the Governor is going about it, an official at the Government House, Gusau told Pointblanknews.com.
The source who shares family relationship with the Governor said the only stumbling block is the President who has given a stern warning to his daughter to stay away from Governor Yari. “The President wants his daughter to marry someone not as old as Governor Yari,” according to the
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that the Governor argued that the President does not have the moral right to reject his overtures to marry Zahra on account of age because Buhari is over 30years older than Aisha.
The Zamfara Governor is notorious with Political Marriages. His third wife is the daughter of Umaru Shinkafi, a popular Politician in Zamfara State. Yari married her to get political blessings for his Governorship ambition.
“Yari is a politician who wants to survive at all cost. He married his third wife, the daughter of Shinkafi and got the support of the people of Zamfara because of Shinkafi. Shinkafi is dead now and the people are not happy with him so he wants Buhari’s daughter because that is what may guarantee him survival in 2019,” a source close to the Governor said.
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that Yari is eyeing the Presidency or a Senate seat in 2019 and would need to solidify his base by marrying the daughter of the President to edge out any opposition.
A source in Gusau said Governor Yari is contemplating taken over fromSenator Sani Yerima whose relationship with President Buhari has waned.
Mr. Abdulaziz Yari who runs a haulage business in Washington DC and hardly stays in Nigeria, allegedly collected over N400million from the state coffers without appropriation by the State House of Assembly to entertainPresident Mohammadu Buhari’s visit to the state in July, 2016.
His incessant absence from Gusau has almost grounded Government activities and politicians are currently ganging up against him.