The Senator representing Zamfara Central, Kabir Marafa, has said he was not arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Reports had it that Marafa was arrested by DSS operatives at a hotel in Gusau, the state capital, over the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Zamfara.
In a statement by his media aide, Abubakar Umar, the lawmaker described the claim of his arrest as a “wicked lie concocted by agents of darkness.”
The statement reads, “My attention has been drawn to malicious reports that I have been arrested.
“This is nothing but a wicked lie concocted by agents of darkness and blood thirsty politicians who are hellbent on scuttling the wishes of the Zamfara people through the backdoor.
“As a law abiding lawmaker, I will continue to conduct my political activities as usual within the confine of the law, no matter the provocation.”
The lawmaker alleged that despite the “desperation” by the governor, he has succeeded in leading the most peaceful campaign which is reason he enjoys “massive support”.
“We thank Almighty Allah for the massive support we are enjoying from the people of the state. I sincerely appreciate and I won’t let them down.
“Insha Allah, if elected, I will work hard to address the challenges bedeviling the state,” he said.