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PPS TO ZAMFARA DEPUTY GOV. BLAST APC SPOKESPERSON OVER CASH ALLOCATION

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The Principal Private Secretary to Zmafara Deputy Governor Umar Aminu (Gyamgyam) has declared that, the Spokesperson of Zamfara APC Governor Bello Matawalle faction Mal. Yusuf Idris has misperceived the calculation of what was released to his principal as cash allocation /security vote.

Gyamgyam who issued his reaction against the allegations raised by the APC spokesperson said, the total sum of (N595M) was paid to his principal from June 2019 to March 2021 as against the over (N700M) quoted by Mr. Idris.


He gave breakdown that, from June to July 2019 (N20M) was released each month to the office of the Deputy Governor as inherited by the previous administration while from August to December 2019 the money was increased to (N30M) per month.


He further said from January to September 2020 the cash allocation/security vote remained (N30M) per month while from October to December 2020 the money was reviewed downward to (N15M) per month.

As for the year 2021 the sum of (N30M) was paid from January to March and after that the payment of cash allocation/security vote was suspended indefinitely.

Gyamgyam added that “for the past nine months, a dime was not paid to the office of the Deputy Governor as cash allocation”.

He challenged Yusuf Idris to provide evidences that the said money paid as allocation are being mismanaged, noting that APC Matawalle faction has resorted to using mischief-making since it has nothing to show for the people of Zamfara.

He also asked Mr Idris to probe how the Governor expended his (N31b) cash allocation/security vote if he means business, promising that he will by extension provide data of who benefited from their social interventions programmes.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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