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2023 ELECTIONS: SEN. YARIMA SAYS, APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET RESERVES FOR MATAWALLE

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A head of the 2023 general election, former Civilian Governor of Zamfara Ahmad Sani Yarima has declared that there would be no governorship vacancy for Zamfara state APC since the serving Governor is recon testing for the Governorship seat.

According to the party spokesperson Mal. Yusuf Idris said the good work of Governor Bello Matawalle since inception has earned him the automatic ticket for the Governorship seat of Zamfara APC come 2023.

He urged the leadership of the party to continue to work towards the success of the APC throughout the state in future elections,, especially as the nation prepares for the 2023 general elections.

He urged the leaders to continue to work for the unity of the party by ensuring inclusiveness and consultations at all time.
On how to nominate candidates for the forthcoming 2023 elections in Zamfara Yarima said this time around, all those interested persons should look for supporters; hence there would be no favorite candidate.

He appealed to the party leaders to conduct themselves with the fear of God, noting that such is the surest way to success.

Earlier, the state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani said he was at the house of Sen. Yarima along with some members of his executive to thank him for his continued support and fatherly roles in the growth and development of the APC and state at large.

He further explained that as the back born of Zamfara politics, Yarima will always be consulted for advice on matters of sensitive concern to the party.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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