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MAI MALA BUNI RECEIVES ZAMFARA GOVERNOR MATAWALLE INTO APC, DISSOLVES STATE CARETAKER COMMITTEE

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Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has formally declared for the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Tuesday.

According to the statement by the Governors Spokes Person Malam Zailani Bappa the Governor was received formally into the party by its Caretaker Committee Chairman who doubled as the Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni in company of ten APC Governors, the SGF, two Ministers and a host of other Party dignitaries.

The Party National Caretaker Committee Chairman said as from today, Governor Bello Mohammed is the official leader of the Party in the state just as he used the power bestowed on him by the constitution to dissolve the State Executive of the Party.

“From now on, Governor Matawalle is the leader of our great Party in Zamfara State. You will await further arrangements for new party structure from him” the Caretaker Committee Chairman said.

Receiving the Party’s flag, Governor Matawalle accepted the leadership of the Party, just as he declared his membership of the Party. He called on all party members to rally round him to build a new APC of the peoples desire in the state.

Governor. Matawalle also declared his membership of the party along with all Serving Senators, six out of the seven members of the House of Representative and all members of the State House of Assembly.

Speaking at the occasion, former Governor of the state, Abdulazeez Yari, declared his support and commitment to work for the success of the party just as he prayed for God to prevent any evil from crossing their path in the party again.

The Governors in attendance include those of Kano, kaduna, Kebbi, Borno, Kogi, Niger, Yobe, Ogun, Katsina, Jigawa and Plateau state. Also in attendance was the first Civilian Governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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