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The Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Mahadi Aliyu has declared that his impeachment as Deputy Governor of Zamfara State is a tasking job.

Mahadi who stated this during a media briefing explained that, he will remain in PDP the party that produced him as Deputy Governor no matter the circumstance noting that since the returns to democracy in 1999 it has been the party that he and his father has been suffering for.

“My impeachment is tasking and since Allah has brought me to this position how is this possible for someone to impeach me”?

On why he refused to join the Governor in the APC Mahadi said, the circumstance that brought the present government which is the Supreme Court verdict is a clear indicator that all what is required of those in the government is to thanked God almighty for the honor and remain in the PDP.

He said the defection of Governor Bello Matawalle would not in anyway affect their working relationship noting that whatever he asked him to do as Deputy Governor he would due to it with all sense of humility and respect.

“The last assignment he gave me was to represent him at Uyo for meeting of PDP Governors Forum and from their we moved to Calabar and returned together with the Sokoto State Governor”

On whether the Governor had consulted him before his defection Mahadi said neither the Governor himself nor any of his associate consulted him on the matter.

“I had been hearing of the plan defection just like you and when the rumour became pronounced people especially journalists have been calling to make inquiries if I am defecting together with the Governor but I told them I am not aware not until the 29th of June 2021 around 6:00 when the Governor finally defected to the APC”.

On how he is going to work with an APC Governor Mahadi said this similar scenario had happened in Nigeria where a Governor and his Deputy worked under a different political umbrella and most a time they finished their tenure together.

“The mandate I signed with the people of Zamfara is to work as Deputy Governor for four years and I am hopeful the Governor would see reasons why he should allow us to finish our first mandate of four years”.

On the possibility of dragging Governor Matawalle to court Mahadi said, it is the responsibility of the PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus to see to the possibility of securing the stolen mandate of Zamfara State back to the PDP.

Mahadi said the task ahead of him is to see how he is going to work to assist Zamfara people and he assured that he will do everything possible to discharge his new mandate as the PDP leader in the state.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.


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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.


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