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SALLAH HOMAGE: FORMER MINISTER OF DEFENSE DAN-ALI VISIT GOVERNOR BELLO MATAWALLE

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has called for collective efforts among all critical stakeholders in the state in his bid to ending insecurity and armed bandit activity in the state.

The Governor made the call in Gusau on Friday when he received the former Minister of Defense, General Muhammed Mansur Dan Ali rtd who paid him sallah homage at the state Government House, Gusau.

In a statement by the Governor’s Press Secretary Malam Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji said, the Governor expressed appreciation for the visit by the former Defense minister saying, as a Governor of the state, he would do all that
is possible to ensure that peace and tranquility has fully returned to all parts of the state.

He noted futher that, with the support of the stakeholders including the Federal Government normalcy is gradually returning to Zamfara State.

He assured that the peace initiative embarked upon by his administration will continue to be maintained through stick and carrot approach.

Governor Bello Matawalle commended the efforts of president Muhammadu Buhari, security agencies, traditional and religious leaders as well as all critical stakeholders in the fight against banditry and called on all and sundry to intensify prayers for God almighty to bring an end to this crises’ situation in the state.

Earlier, the former Minister of Defense, General Muhammad Mansur Dan Ali rtd said he was at the Government House to felicitate with the Governor, Government and people of Zamfara state on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast and eid-el fitr celebrations.

General Mansur Dan Ali commended Governor Bello Matawalle for taking the giant steps of restoring peace in the state within the shortest possible time.

He also emphasized that the people of Zamfara state are aware of Governor Bello Matawalle’s untiring efforts to ensure the return of peace in the state, and encouraged him to continue with his administration’s peace initiative.

He also enjoined people of Zamfara state to rally round the administration of Governor Bello Matawalle and continue to pray for the return of sustainable peace in the state.

The former Defense minister was later conducted round the new Presidential lodge, and 18 new Guest Houses within the Government House constructed by the administration of Governor Bello Matawalle and other infrastructures in the state, where he expressed confidence in the ability of the Governor to transforming the state to an enviable position.

In the same vein, the governor received a delegation from Yazid Danfulani Foundation, led by Alhaji Yazeed Danfulani on a traditional sallah homage.

During the visit, the Governor commended the proprietor of the foundation, Alhaji Yazeed Danfulani for his philanthropic assistance to the people and urged him to sustain the gesture.

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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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