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BAKURA BYE ELECTION: APGA ACCUSES MILITARY COMMAND OF AIDING ELECTORAL RIGGING, ASK ARMY TO CONSTITUTE INVESTIGATIVE PANEL

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The former National Secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA Alh Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi has accused the APC of conniving with the military command in Zuru to militarize the Bakura bye election saying the military officers deployed to Bakura were hired by the APC simply in order to rig election.


Wamban Shinkafi further alleged that, the last election conducted in Bakura was characterized by heavy militarization hence evidences have shown that, APC has imported military from the Zuru Command to used them in  rigging the election.


Shinkafi said, the former ADC to Governor Yari by name Alkasim and the younger brother of the former Governor one Jafaru Dan-Auta came in to Yargeda with 800 thumb printed ballot papers and with the aid of the military they succeeded in inserting the ballot papers and took away the ballot boxes to INEC Bakura.


He called on the high military command to investigate the commander of the Zuru military division and ascertain who instructed him to deploy those military officers illegally to Bakura.


On the declaration of the Bakura bye election as  inconclusive Wambai, said political parties have met on Monday to brainstorm with the INEC on the rescheduled re-run election and that, only APC rejected to the date proposed by the INEC for the re-run election.


The action of the returning officer to cancel the election according to Wambai was in line with Section 26 of the electoral act 2010 as amended.


He noted that, the three representatives of the APC namely Sani Garba Gusau, Muhammad Muttaqa Rini and Sani Mono Mafara worked out of the meeting after making an inflammatory statement that can jeopardize the peaceful conduct of the election.



Wambai commended the effort of the media practitioners in the state for fairly reporting the events that trailed the election in Bakura.







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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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