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The federal lawmaker representing Anka and Mafara Kabiru Yahaya Classic has vowed never to defect to the APC despite several appeal by Zamfara Governor to join him in the plan of defection on Tuesday.

The lawmaker who made his position known through an exclusive interview with the Managing Editor of Thunder Blowers Multi media services said he has no reason to move out of the PDP considering how God almighty used the same party to made him become a Federal lawmaker.

The lawmaker explained that he has no reason to quit the PDP especially with the massive support and solidarity of the people he enjoyed since the inception of his political carrier.

He said he stands with God almighty and would remain with his people in the PDP no matter what the outcome of that decision may be.

He added that, he knew very well that his position is going came up with many things, but maintained that he is ready for whatever may follow that decision.

On whether he had consulted the Governor to inform him of his decision, classic said, he has been talking to those closer to the Governor, and he made his position obvious to them that Classic remains in the PDP.

Classic said, he rather follows Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar than to defect to APC with Governor Bello Matawalle.

He noted further that, he accepted to join hand with Mamuda Shinkafi who was from Shinkafi and abandoned Abdulaziz Yari who hails from same local government with him in 2011 simply because of differences in political ideology and as such he would continue to uphold to his ideology no matter what.

On those alleging that he is not defecting because he is afraid of recon testing, the politician said he has never told anyone that he is not contesting and that he is confident God almighty who raised him to the present status from nothing would eventually return him to the Federal House of Representative from whatever party he is contesting.

Classic further said, since when this political trend started his people have been making calls to plead with him not to defect, saying that consultation gave him high level of courage.

He said since childhood he is known to be honest and someone who stood against injustice, noting that it was on record that he has never been found wanting.

Asked on the next step to take after the defection of the Governor to the APC on Tuesday, Classic said when the Governor crosses they would unveil their next plan at the level of the PDP.

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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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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 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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