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The factional leader of All Progressive Congress in Zamfara Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa has called on his supporters not to raise dust over the ongoing membership registration of the party in the state.

Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa who spoke through the leader of his movement Alh Surajo Garba Maikatako said the APC Yari faction has the right to go about the registration and update the way they feel is in conformity with their political beliefs and according to him that is the beauty of democracy.

This is contained in a video clip of the Marafa APC factional leader Surajo Maikatako which has gone viral on the social media.

“Whatever the other faction of the APC led by former Governor Yari is doing in Zamfara please ignore them and go about your usual activities” Maikatako told Marafa supporters.
There has been growing concern amongst some segment of APC supporters in Zamfara especially those loyal to Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa that, the Yari faction has tactically sidelined them in the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise.

Maikatako said in the video, he had wanted not to talk on the issue at the initial stage but because of the intense pressure from party supporters across 147 wards in the state he believed there is a need to address the issues for the purpose of clarity.

He said “sustaining a membership of APC as a party is not a declaration of faith and that politics is all about the people and that the people made up of the party not the other way round.

He added that based on this development supporters of Senator Kabiru Marafa in Zamfara should not panic as to what the APC Yari faction is doing.

“They have the constitutional right to do what they think is the best option for them, we also have the right to do what we think is the best option for us so there is no cause for alarm”.

Maikatako said the soonest Senator Kabiru Marafa will address the state on the issue noting that, APC especially here in Zamfara is used to breaking law and order.

Speaking on the same issue the spoke person of the Marafa political movement Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun said, contrary to the pronouncement by the leader of their political movement, supporters of Senator Kabiru Marafa in the entire (14) local government areas of the state will participate in the exercise since they are legitimate members of the APC.

Bakyasuwa further said, they are awaiting the arrival of the committee sent from the National Headquarters and as soon as they set the tune for the exercise their supporters would surely participate.

But reacting to the allegations by the Marafa faction, Zamfara State APC who spoke through one of its chieftain Abdulmalik Zubairu Bungudu said the allegations are baseless since the exercise is yet to commence anywhere in the country.

“You cannot raise baseless complaint and expect people to take you serious, the exercise is yet to commence, the national headquarters is yet to inaugurate the committees, yet someone is complaining that their members are not been registered. This is an act of senselessness” Bungudu added.

Zannah called on the Marafa supporters to come back to their senses and agreed with the reality which confirmed that APC is one in Zamfara State going by the Court of Appeals judgement which is yet to be appealed.

He wondered what Surajo Maikatako is demanding for on issue that relate to APC in Zamfara knowing fully that he has since shifted his ground to ruling PDP by virtue of his position as Permanent Commissioner in the PDP government.

He said the exercise is scheduled to be conducted across 2,516 and poling units while Maikatako is telling the whole world that he has received a complaints from 147 poling wards meaning he does not understand the entire exercise.

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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