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NO ESCAPE ROUTES FOR YARI, HE MUST FINISH THE BAKURA LEGISLATIVE RACE: FINANCE COMMISSIONER

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Zamfara State Commissioner for Finance Rabiu Garba has declared that there would be no escape routes for Governor Yari hence he has to participate in the scheduled re-run election for Bakura state assembly constituency.


The Commissioner who declared this in a Press Conference on Monday said the former Governor is tactically avoiding political defeat and that he has no escape routes he and his party must participate in the re-run so that people of Zamfara and Nigeria as a whole should understand who has the majority support of the people.


Garba noted further that, the former Governor is trying to raise unnecessary excuses that will prevent him from corporate failure noting that there is no way he can win election hence the people of Zamfara have rejected him.


On the allegation that PDP has hired thugs to disrupt the election in Bakura Rabiu noted that it is an act of irresponsibility to utter that statement knowing fully that, one Shehu Barde  and others have brought in armed thugs who harassed and intimidated people and no action was taken.


He said one of his innocent political ally was allegedly shot dead by the APC supporters in Bakura and was buried on Friday while many others were wounded.


He said it was evident that, APC and its sponsors came in to Bakura with armed hired thugs o destabilize the election and as God wished the people of Bakura remain focus and deliver their majority vote to the PDP.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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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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