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Zamfara people were deceived with Sharia Law, says Sen Marafa


Kabir Marafa, a former senator who represented Zamfara Central, has urged Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara State to review Sharia law that is practiced in the state.
According to him, the law was introduced by some persons as a means to deceive the people of the state for political gains.
Sani Yerima, a former governor of the state, introduced the law in 1999.
But Marafa said the Sharia practised in the state is not based on the teachings of Islam.
Marafa spoke when he met with Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, at the government house in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday.
“For long, the people of Zamfara are being deceived with Shariah (Islamic legal system) in the state,” he said.
“Your Excellency, it is high time that you looked at the system with a view of reviewing it to meet up with the standard stipulated in the glorious Quran and Hadith of our prophet, Mohammed (SAW).
“The Sharia being practiced in Zamfara is not based on the teachings of Islam. Our sharia courts in Zamfara are not practicing Sharia system. Magistrate courts have been phased out.
“Sharia is not an agenda of any party, I was in the ANPP and I’m an APC member.”
Marafa also said he is still a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I want to use this opportunity to reaffirm to the people of Zamfara and other Nigerians that I remain an APC member. I want to inform Nigerians that APC in Zamfara remain divided,” he said.

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