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Thousands of APC supporters from Maradun the country home of Governor Bello Matawalle their own (son) back home as himself and former Governor Yari led APC campaign train to Maradun.

The campaign in Maradun marked the beginning of another milestone in the political history of the APC in Zamfara state as the Governor and his campaign entourage were warmed welcome by the party supporters who danced and jubilation as the Governor pulled out of the open campaign van to waive at them while standing on the major streets of the town.

From Danbaza to Maradun Municipal it was a jubilation full of admiration as the Governor alongside Abdulaziz Yari, Ahmad Sani Yarima, Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi and host of other critical stakeholders in the APC were stopped at strategic locations for prayers and good will as the campaign train moved to the designated venue for the scheduled rally.

Governor Bello Matawalle thanked the people of Maradun for their support and cooperation to the APC and promised them that his administration will remain resolute in ensuring that the right thing is done to transform the state with the desired speed.

He urged them to sustain the unity and cooperation within the party and also continue to support the APC administration in its bid to succeed in both human and infrastructuraldevelopment.

He emphasized that the political unity that brought together all the former Governors and other strategic personalities in the APC remain the best option for Zamfara state, noting that if not for anything it has brought sanity in the political power play of the state.

Former Governor Yari emphasized the need for sustainable support for the APC noting that if re-elected, Governor Bello Matawalle and all the stakeholders would work in unity to ensure that the security of the state has been restored, and the historic peace enjoyed by the state years before now is regained.

He described as unfortunate that despite effort made to ensure that banditry has been ended over the years, God in his infinite mercy decided that the challenge will lingered to this stage noting that, with the support of all and sundry, banditry will come to an end in Zamfara state.

Former Governor Yarima and Mahmud Shinkafi alongside other stakeholders all reiterated the need for the APC supporters to remain active and alive in making sure that APC has been delivered in the 2023 election.

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The Chairman of the APC Defense Coalition, Dr. Suleiman Shuaibu Sarki Shanun Shinkafi had lambasted Sen. Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura the former Governor of Zamfara state for allegedly backing Senator Gods will Akpabio’s candidature of becoming the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

He said the action of Senator Yarima is a clear demonstration of his unending conspiracy against the North and the people of Northern Nigeria by extension.

Sarkin Shanu in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday insisted that it will be an act of conspiracy and mischief for the Zamfara former Governor, Ahmad Sani Yarima to back a southern candidate for the post of Senate President when he already has someone from Zamfara and a fellow Northerner who is buying for the same position.

He noted that the action of Senator Ahmad Yarima is a clear impression that he is an enemy of the North and the people of Northern Nigeria by extension, adding that Northerners need to be awakened and rise to the occasion before people like Yariman Bakura nail the region down for personal self enrichment.

“Yariman Bakura has demonstrated his strong and extreme disregard for the Northern Nigerian by supporting Sen. Godswill Akpabio as against the candidature of the former Governor of Zamfara Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, and we are ready to fight him to finishing for working against the interest of the North”.

“The North West in particular has produces over 50% of the votes that produces Sen. Bola Ahmad Tinubu as the President during the 2023 election and now that our own from the region is contesting for the post of Senate President we have no option than to stand firmly behind him and enemies of the North like Yariman Bakura will fail woefully when the time comes”.

“Yariman Bakura has never hidden his personal enmity for the progress of Sen. Abdulaziz Yari and this can be demonstrated since what happened in the 2019 political race and now in the 2023 election when he worked openly against the success of the APC in Zamfara state” the statement added.

“It is shameful of Sen. Yarima to show his political solidarity to Godswill Akpabio in the open world and his action is a clear demonstration that he has declared war against the North and Northern Nigeria and by the special will of Allah Yarima he will be humiliated for working against the North” the statement added.

“We implore Sen. Yari to remain firm and focus and continue to mobilize strongly for his candidature for the Senate President, and we assure him he will emerge victorious looking at the dynamics of the way things are going, the APC zoning arrangement will surely fail”.

“For record, the President-elect is from the South, the Chief Justice of the federation who is the head of the judicial arm is also from the South, so there is no way the North will allow the seat of the Senate President who is the head of the legislative arm to shift to the South again”. The statement added.

He called on Senator Yarima to have the fear of God and leave Senator Yari alone, noting that God almighty has already made Yari the political hero of the current generation.

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A Kano Senator-elect under the platform of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Kawu Sumaila has declared to that APC zoning arrangement was an insult to the Nigerian parliament.

Sen. Kawu Sumaila who stated this on the National Television insisted that, former Governor of Zamfara and senator elect Abdulaziz Yari remain his candidate for the office of the Senate President of the 10th National Assembly.

He stated that, the National Assembly, as an independent arm of the government, should be free from the control of the executive.

“It is an insult for the APC to dictate to me where I will go in the choosing the presiding officers”.

He added that the majority of the lawmakers-elect were already discussing working against the zoning arrangements announced by the APC.

He urged Tinubu not to allow political sycophants to dictate the fortune of things for him.

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The Executive Director Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center Awal Musa Rafsanjani has described the APC zoning arrangements as announced as an attempt to pocket the 10th National Assembly.

Rafsanjani who stated this in an interview insisted that the culture of imposition of leadership on the national assembly has grave danger to the nation’s Democratic process.

Rafsanjani stated “some people endorsed by the party for leadership have corruption allegation against them, having them as presiding officers in the legislatures will neutralize anti-graft fights and will further erode the public image of the parliament.

“What the President-elect and the APC have done is to completely pocket the legislatures and make them not only rubber stamp parliament but also an extension of the presidency” .

While affirming that CISLAC supported equitable zoning of national assembly leadership seats , it condemned the imposition of individuals on the lawmakers.

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