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Some suspected political thugs armed with sticks and cutlass have attacked one of the political supporter of Sen. Kabiru Garba Marafa Shamsu Kasida in Gusau on Friday.

In an exclusive interview with the victim, Kasida said, he was attacked at the parking space of Yandoto Food Palace by one Danda Jan Wuya who was formally a supporter of Sen. Marafa but defected to the Bello Matawalle faction of the APC.

Kasida said,“ I have finished eating from Yandoto food Palace when they attacked me, crashed my vehicle and started using hard objects to hit at my body all over, and they have not even hidden their identity”.

According to Kasida, he has already lodged a formal complaint against the perpetrators at the central police station and explained that he and other stakeholders have followed it up with the police to ensure that justice is done .

Spokesperson of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa Bello Bakyasuwa on the other hand said the APC faction of Bello Matawalle in Zamfara has already opened up a “political war” against both the opposition, the opponents within the APC and even the media practitioners and that the security agencies, especially the police need to do what is necessary by arresting the culprits since their identity is known before the situation gets out of hand.

“The identity of these gang of political thugs is known they moved around freely molesting people using vehicles that carried pictures of the Governor and their factional party chairman and both the government and security agencies are reluctant in getting the situation arrested”.

He said as political party they have begun to cast doubt on the sincerity of the security agencies, especially the police in addressing the recent political thuggery which is past growing in the state.

But in a swift reaction to the allegation by the Spokesperson of Sen. Marafa APC Publicity Secretary Governor Bello Matawalle faction Mal. Yusuf Idris said it was Shamsu Kasida and his people that first attacked Danda Janwuya when he went to the food palace to buy food, and his people also fought back in defense.

He said what happened at the parking space of Yandoto food Palace it was purely an extension of anger which resulted from the defection of Danda Janwuya from the Marafa faction to that Governor Bello Matawalle.

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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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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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