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PDP WILL RECLAIM ZAMFARA AND NIGERIA BY EXTENSION, SAYS GOV. WAZIRI TAMBUWAL

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Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has reiterated that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will regain its pride of place in Nigeria and Zamfara state in the forthcoming political dispensation.

Gov. Tambuwal stated this on Monday in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, where he had gone to consult the party’s stakeholders on his options to prosecute or drop his ambition to run for the position of President of the country in 2023.

Muhammad Bello the Spokesman of Governor Tambuwal in a statement said, the Gusau visit is the second leg of Gov. Tambuwal’s Presidential bid discourse. Last week on Tuesday he visited Jigawa state.

According to him, the rollback of the fortunes of the PDP in leading Nigeria and Zamfara state will soon be over.

He observed that the reasons why he left PDP in 2018 are still subsisting under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are still subsisting, “therefore, the leadership of the APC in the country must be challenged to make things work right.”

Enumerating the ills fostered on Nigerians and the people of Zamfara by the APC government as insecurity, economic downturns, debilitating healthcare system and the “collapse of virtually everything,” the Governor pledged that “if we succeed in our bid the country will witness a reversal of the current bad fortunes.”

He also expressed sympathies to people of Zamfara state on the spate of insecurity and urged them to collectively invoke a security summit to brainstorm on the problem and work toward getting a solution.

Receiving Tambuwal’s delegation the Deputy Governor of Zamfara state, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau expressed appreciation to the team for the visit and promised that Zamfara PDP supporters will remain firm to the fulfilment of the presidential ambition of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal if declared

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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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