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A chieftain of All progressive Congress in Zamfara Sani Abdullahi Wamban Shinkafi has cautions the party supporters to raise up to the expectations and canvass for more supporters for Governor Bello Matawalle ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Shinkafi who spoke when he received some party stakeholders who paid him a courtesy visit recently in his house insisted that, as loyal supporters of the APC they should not underestimate what the PDP can do as an opposition party.

He warned that politicians who are given opportunity within the government shall try hard to reach out to the people by helping them so that they can see reasons why they shall support the APC.

He also urged the Governor to do more and support his political aides and associates so that they can be able to get enough money and assist the people.

Shinkafi further noted that “the type of election conducted by INEC this time around is completely a different one, hence you can neither snatch ballot boxes nor ballot papers or connive with the police to rig the election”.

“This year’s electoral act is a most sensitive one as you are undergoing accreditation your data is being captured and as you are casting your votes electronically your data is reading into the database and even your result will be transmitted electronically”.

He noted further that this year’s election is driven by knowledge and wisdom, adding that any politician who does not look for public support ahead of the 2023 election that politician is in trouble.

He warned the Governor that anyone who deceived him that he has the backing of the people in the 2023 is just not telling him the truth, noting that, the right thing need to be done by both the Governor and his political associates before it’s too late.

Shinkafi also warned Governor Bello Matawalle not to abandoned his old times political allies, his political commanders, and associates nothing that the Governor is entitled to reunite with fresh political allies who may contribute to his political journey.

“There are complaints all over that Governor Matawalle has abandoned his old times political allies, and he has picked brand new associates, and this is not healthy for the politics “.

“Everyone knew my crises with the former Governor Yari, but I decided to put everything to rest because of the reconciliation and I told all my supporters to love Yari just the way they will love me and Matawallen Maradun and nobody compelled me to take this position, but it was in the spirit of political reconciliation “.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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