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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE MEETING OF PDP GOVERNORS’ FORUM HELD ON 11TH MARCH, 2021 AT SOKOTO GOVERNORS LODGE, ABUJA

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At the meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum held, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the Conference Hall, Sokoto State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, FCT, the Forum resolved and hereby issue the following communiqué:

  1. The meeting which was attended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party received an interim Report of the PDP Reconciliation Committee of the Party and commended the NWC for setting up the Committee and lauded the Reconciliation Committee on a job well done so far.
  2. The meeting further resolved to strengthen the party to play its appropriate role as the bulwark for betterment of the lives of Nigerians. To this end, the meeting further reviewed how to make PDP more efficient and effective and ensure fraud-free primaries, so that the will of party members should always prevail in nomination of candidates, congresses and conventions. It resolved to support the electronic registration and update of the membership register of PDP nationwide.
  3. The meeting inaugurated three Committees of the Forum. The Committees and members are as follows:

a. FINANCE COMMITTEE

i. Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu – Chairman
ii. Gov. Nyesom Wike – Member
iii. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa – Member
iv. Gov. Seyi Makinde – Member
v. Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri – Member
vi. Gov. Godwin Obaseki – Member
vii. Gov. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel – Member

b. LEGISLATIVE LIAISON COMMITTEE

a) Sen. Bala Mohammed – Chairman
b) Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa – Member
c) Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi – Member
d) Gov. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel – Member
e) Sen. Duoye Diri – Member
f) Sen. (Prof) Engr. Ayade Benedict – Member

c. LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

a. Gov. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike – Chairman
b. Gov. Darius Ishaku – Member
c. Gov. Seyi Makinde – Member
d. Gov. Samuel Ioraer Ortom – Member
e. Hon. Bello Mattawale Maradun – Member

  1. The meeting further resolved to continue to collaborate with the Federal Government to fight the scourge of insecurity bedeviling the country and urged the Government to take necessary steps to engage all major stakeholders. States that bear the major brunt of the security challenges should be supported more by the Federal Government to secure the country.
  2. The Forum reviewed the economic situation in the country and noted the recent increase in crude oil prices. It urged the Federal Government to use this opportunity to further diversify the economy and provide the enabling environment for Nigerians to thrive in all sectors.
  3. The meeting also noted that no member of the PDP Governors’ Forum is contemplating leaving the party. Nigerians should ignore rumour mongers and mischief makers trying to sow seeds of disunity in the party. The party is one and there is no division in its ranks. The PDP Governors are concentrating on delivering democracy benefits to Nigerian people who elected them in various states.
  4. We have equally set up a peer review mechanism to monitor and benchmark the laudable achievements of PDP Governors in their various states. Projects and services relevant to the lives, livelihoods and wellbeing of our people are our major pre-occupation at this time.

In Attendance:

i. Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal – Chairman
ii. Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State) – Vice Chairman
iii. Gov. Nyesom Wike (Rivers State) – Member
iv. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta State) – Member
v. Gov. Seyi Makinde (Oyo State) – Member
vi. Gov. Godwin Obaseki (Edo State) – Member
vii. Sen. Bala Mohammed (Bauchi State) – Member
viii. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State) – Member
ix. Sen. Duoye Diri (Bayelsa State) – Member
x. Sen. (Prof) Engr. Ayade Benedict (Cross Rivers State) – Member
xi. Gov. Samuel Ioraer Ortom (Benue State) – Member
xii. Gov. Bello Mattawale Maradun (Zamfara State) – Member
xiii. Crowther Seth (Deputy Governor-Adamawa) – Member

Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum/
Governor of Sokoto State.

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RECONCILIATION: ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS COUNCIL CHAIR, APC STAKEHOLDERS

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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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GAMJIN GUSAU DR. DAUDA LAWAL, RINGING THE BELL OF THE OPPOSITION IN ZAMFARA POLITICS.

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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 APC FED. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE ASPIRANTS GEAR UP FOR PARTY PRIMARIES IN ZAMFARA

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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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