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Over (500) family members of senator Kabiru Garba Marafa had formally joined the political camp of Bello Matawalle Maradun.

According to the statement by the APC spokesperson in Zamfara Mal. Yusuf Idris Gusau the decampess described Matawalle political movement as most welcomed by the teeming populace in the state.

Idris said they were led to the state APC secretariat by Sen. Marafa’s uncle Malam Muhammad Tukur Marara along with two of his younger brothers Sanusi and Bilyaminu Samba Marafa.

He further said admirers of the defectors took over Gusau bye pass road in jubilation, a situation that caused serious road traffic along the bye pass road.

Both Marafa’s uncle and his two brothers spoke extensively on why they have decided to defect, noting that, the speed at which Governor Bello Matawalle is transforming the state in terms of service delivery, job creation and improving the lives of the youth encouraged them the more.

They noted with passionate interest how the Governor is given priority to health care system, especially by constructing and equipping the (147) PHC’s across all the wards.

They have also expressed satisfaction with the manner the Governor is fighting armed banditry, kidnapping and all forms of criminalities in the state.

Furthermore, they again expressed satisfaction with the number of kidnapped persons released unconditionally without paying a dime as ransom.

They specifically informed the Governor that they were forced to join Matawalle camp because of the arrogance of the former senator, his enmity

“Marafa’s failure to take their advises, his arrogance, envy, hatred, and decision to join forces with enemies of progress in the state compelled them to abandon him completely politically and fully declare allegiance to the governor’s leadership”.

They also urged people of the state to continue to appreciate Allah for bringing Matawalle as governor and not to relent in praying for his success.

Receiving the defectors state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani who said words alone cannot express his excitement, promised to carry them along in all the party’s decision and programmes.

Danfulani particularly congratulated them for the bold step they have taken in realizing that Allah’s choice cannot be fought against.

He assured that the APC in Zamfara will continue to be one family with one voice under him as chairman and governor Matawalle as a leader.

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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The student Affairs officer of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talatar Mafara Malam Sanusi Kaura was among those kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna express road on Tuesday.

He was kidnapped while on his way to the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) pre-mobilization training in Abuja.

Mr Sanusi Kaura was a former NASUU chairman of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talatar Mafara.

It could be recalled that, some suspected bandits stormed the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Tuesday and kidnapped over forty, according to the reports by some national dailies.

The polytechnic authority through the school website urged the public to include the abductee in prayers.

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Zamfara State PDP state working committee has announced the suspension of the state party Chairman Rtd. Col. Bala Mande until after an investigation into the allegations raised against him is concluded.

According to the statement by the state party publicity secretary Abba Bello and issued to this medium by the PPS to the former Deputy Governor Aminu Umar Game-Game the Chairman was suspended over anti-party activities.

The statement added, “this becomes necessary owing to the fact that the State Chairman has been conducting the affairs of the party without the involvement of the State Working committee”.

The statement said his actions are in clear violation of the various sections of the PDP constitution.

It added, “this has become necessary to forestall the abuse of power and the derailment of the rules governing the running of the party”.

“The suspension is for a period of one month, this is expedient to allow the Working Committee to constitute a panel of inquiry into the allegation”.

“Considering the foregoing, the Vice Chairman Kaura Namoda zone, Mallam Ali Namoda will oversee the activities of the party for the period of his suspension”.

Bello further said, the state working committee has inaugurated a panel of inquiry to investigate this allegation.

The members of the panel are Ahmed Sani Kaura Chaiman, Bala Zurmi Member, Sanin Baba member, Abdulhadi Ahmed member, Suwaiba Bako Member
Abul Mustapha member while Barr. Ibrahim Jibril is to serve as Secretary.

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