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PLAYING THE GAME AS MATAWALLE’s MESSAGE TO THE COLLECTIVES(OPINION)By ZAILANI BAPPA

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In an interview with the famous Channels TV yesterday, Governor Bello Mohammed was asked if the current movement in the opposition All Progressives Congress to put its house in order was a threat to his second term ambition in 2023, he philosophically responded thus, 

“ This is a development in another party not mine. As Chief Executive and PDP Governor, I have nothing to worry with that. But in relation to my party and position I can tell you that those involved are all my friends and I wish them well. This is but a game and we are all going to play it”!

This underscores the gradual changes taking place in the political terrain of Zamfara state in which the good, the bad and the ugly is playing out by the day. It is not an ordinary happenstance, but a development caused and perfected by a major political catapult, which shot down the then ruling party to a perfect loss and near obscurity and shot up the present ruling party to service and glory.

At first, the APC in the state lost its hype, its balance and its grip. Its leadership, enmeshed in arrogance that challenged the Will of the people and the powers of God was devastated, twisted in a rapid swin snd was dazed silly. Soon, the Party was in disarray and in internal conflicts…. a build up to its major conflict that saw its peril at the polls in 2019. That is now history.

However, the Abdulazeez Yari faction of the APC got busy fighting the present PDP administration of Governor Bello Mohammed while at the same time, the Kabiru Garba Marafa faction was in tacit support of the same administration. The fight by Yari faction got nasty, and even nastier after the final Court judgement that affirmed Matawalle as the valid Governor of the state.

However, as the journey pulls farther, Matawalle, against all their expectations, is gathering the speedy momentum of a growing star and the political darling of not only the PDP but the APC itself. Popular opinions and even the true judgement of the  opposition analysts places him on a higher pedestal above his peers. And that became just the problem this time around.

In what some political pundits describe as a rattle state, the APC juggernauts, out of fear snd apprehension, made a desperate attempt to pull their house in order and try to bury the hatchet sheathed against themselves and dangle the hatchet against Matawalle. According to them, none of them could realize any of his ambition with the spate of this growth in Matawalle’s influence in political terrain enveloping the state.


However, the attempt to fuse these distinctly conflicting camps of the APC is described by political observers as building a foundation structure placed on sand. The attempt to become one and fight Matawalle in this circumstance is akin to drawing water with a perfected wicker. All this while, Governor Matawalle has refused to join issues in the flowing river of  provocative utterances poured after the said merger of the APC camps.

However, yesterday, he spoke. And it was brief, full of confidence and  purpose, and dignified as usual.
Yes, politics is a game and a game to be played. It was played before and shall be played again. Like I wrote last week on my social media page, ‘ba a san maci tuwo ba sai mita ta qare”.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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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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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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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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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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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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