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PERM SEC ZAMFARA GOVT HOUSE JAFAR REACT TO RUMOUR OF HIS PLAN ARREST OVER RAMADAN WELFARE DIVERSION

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Permanent Secretary of Zamfara Government House Abubakar Jafar Maradun has described as an act of mischief-making the rumors going around the public that his office has been under siege by security operatives over allegations of diversion of Ramadan welfare package.

Jafar who spoke exclusively to the Managing Editor of Thunder Blowers Multimedia Services said, he was surprised while he was on official visit to Abuja people were calling him all over that, it has been on circulation that security operatives have laid siege on his office over allegations of diversion of food items which were meant for distribution as Ramadan Welfare package.

Governor Bello Matawalle had recently appointed Abubakar Jafar as the secretary of the committee on distribution of Ramadan welfare package, which state Deputy Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha was a Chairman.

Jafar said “for clarity, contract for the supply of Ramadan welfare package was issued to some prominent personalities in Zamfara including one Hamstores, Alh Mai Aya Tsafe and one other, and they were paid after delivery by the government”.

“My only role is to coordinate the work of the committee which is chaired by Sen. Nasiha the state Deputy Governor and you can find out the food items have reached all the centers and poling units designated across the state”.

“The feeding programme has also commenced, Zakkat Board has released all what has been approved and apart from that nothing connect me with the supply or diversion of food items”.

“Even the memo for the procurement of the food items was raised by the Directorate of Commodity led by Hon. Mai Naira Mafara and approval was issued to his Directorate so what is my connection with the alleged scandals some mischief-makers were talking about” Jafar asked.

On the allegation that security operatives were sighted around his office, Jafar said, a security personal was brought to oversee some scraps that were removed from a store located within the government house because the store was used in stocking food items for Ramadan welfare but noted that some mischief-makers went viral to alleged that he was arrested for diversion of food items.

“I travelled to Abuja on Monday where I met with His Excellency the Governor and returned today (Tuesday). So apart from that, I was not aware of any security operatives taking over my office or I, personally, being arrested by anybody”.

Jafara further said, what has been going on is deliberately composed by some mischief-makers to damage his name and cause confusion into the government.

He urged the public to distances themselves from the rumor in circulation, as it was just a figment of imagination.

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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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