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The APC youth leader in Zamfara Abdullahi Sani Dan-Azumi has been arrested by the operatives of the Nigerian police force in Gusau on Thursday.

According to a source from the APC state headquarters in Gusau, he was arrested over a threatening video of himself which went viral on the social media.

In the video Dan-Azumi threatened that, anyone that has a hand in the prosecution and molestation of former Governor Yari would either die, lost his position or suffered badly.

As at this evening there have been information going round the public that, the Youth leader may likely be prosecuted at Shariah Court Samaru for charges of incitement of public peace.

But as at 6:00pm there was no sign of any activity at Samaru Shariah Court signalling that someone may be brought to the court for prosecution.

This medium reliably gathered that, the youth leader has been at the custody of the CID undergoing interrogation by the team of investigators.

It was alleged by one of the state APC officials that, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Nura Ibrahim Zarumi had ordered for the Samaru Court to be open despite the fact that there is an ongoing strike by JUSUN just to make sure that the youth leader has been prosecuted and detained in prison.

When contacted, State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi said as per as he is concerned it is members of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) that are on strike not the Shariah judges.

He further said, it was the police that arrested the APC youth leader based on their own reason and not the state adding that he or his ministry have no hands in the issue.

He added that, the police operatives have the right under the law to arrest any person alleged to have committed any crime.

He also said, after the arrest of the suspect they have power to investigate the allegation against that particular person.

However, under the law specifically Nigerian Constitution they cannot detain a suspect above 48 hours and as such where they cannot conclude their investigation within the stipulated 48 hours they have option.

The Attorney General further said, in the case of Zamfara the section 128 of the Shariah Penal Code has empowered the police to apply to a shariah court for an order of detention of the accused but not above 15 days.

He said the Shariah court judge has the descretion to grant or deny the request by the police in respect of the charges against the youth leader.

He asked Zamfara APC to count him out of that debacle and face their issue with the police.

But the former Attorney General of Zamfara and APC legal Adviser Barr. Bello Umar said, the charges against the APC youth leader in Zamfara is that of inciting public disturbance and by law it is a bailable offense.

He said it is unfortunate that despite all attempt to secure the release of the accused on bail the police refused the request for reasons best to known to them.

He said there are people on ground ready to receive him on bail and produce him any time requested but the police are making things difficult.

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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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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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