Hon. Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar
Office Dates: 29th May, 2011
Address: Government House, Gusau.
Birth Date: 1st January, 1969
Birth State: Zamfara State
Political Party: All Progressive Congress (APC)
State: Zamfara State
Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar was born on 1st January, 1969 in Anka, Zamfara state.
From the year 1999, Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar has been politically active. He was elected to represent Talata Mafara/Anka Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives in the same year. He was Zamfara State chairman of the ANPP and was a one-time member of the cabinet of former Governor Ahmad Sani Yerima who governed the state from 1999 to 2007.
When the then Zamfara State Governor, Mamuda Shinkafi, who took over in 2007 defected to the PDP in January 2009, taking the ANPP’s state executive committee with him, the ANPP’s National Headquarters in Abuja was forced to create a Caretaker Committee and selected Yari to head the committee.
On April 26, 2011, he was elected Governor of Zamfara state under the platform of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). He was then re-elected on April 11, 2015 for a second term.
He is presently the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.