The only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker in Zamfara State House
of Assembly, Salish Zurmi, has lamented that he was denied a ticket to contest the 2023 House of Representatives election because he is physically challenged.
In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, Zurmi said while he was facing intimidation in the State House of Assembly because he refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with lawmakers, his party was also dealing with him because of his physical condition.
Zurmi stated that all the 23 state lawmakers decided to join the State Governor, Bello Matawalle, and defect to APC but he refused, saying that they were brought in as State lawmakers on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
“Since then, the lawmakers have been treating anything concerning me with a mere wave of hands. They don’t even see me as a fellow lawmaker” he lamented.
Zurmi alleged that all the allowances being paid to the other 23 lawmakers have been denied him, even though his salary is intact.
He explained, ”This is simply because I refused to decamp to the All Progressive Congress (APC), upon all the maltreatments, I refused to dump PDP.”