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Spokes Person of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun has declared that the defection of Zamfara Commissioner for Rural and Community Development Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe has no effect on the political prospect of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa since the Commissioner and those that defected along with him are politically irrelevant.

Bakyasuwa who made the declaration in an interview with the managing editor of Thunder Blowers said it is not surprising that Abu (Doctor) has defected to the ruling PDP because he is a political liability, and he has nothing to offer for the development of PDP in his Tsafe constituency.

“Abu Doctor, Muzakkiru, Mai-Aya and all those that defected today are politically irrelevant. We knew them better than Matawalle, and they will deceive him politically because they are not relevant even in their immediate constituency” Bakyasuwa added.

“Senator Marafa picked Abu Doctor from the street as “black marketer”, and he made him who he is, so if he betrayed Marafa it is not a new thing because he will surely betray Matawalle in no distance time”.

“People like Mai-Aya are political contractors who dance to the tune of those that pays them, and politically he is not relevant we know him and we are familiar with his history politically”.

He explained that PDP will regret the defection of Abu Doctor and his co-travellers because they are only in the PDP to make money and time will tell.

He accused Governor Matawalle of instigating Abu Doctor and those that defected with him in order to embarrass Senator Kabiru Marafa noting that, “it is time to draw the battle line”.

But in a reaction to the statement by Bakyasuwa Zamfara Commissioner for Rural Development Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe said he is not going to join the issue with Bakyasuwa because of his historical precedence noting that, the issues raised by Bakyasuwa are both irrelevant and baseless.

“I knew Senator Marafa long before Bakyasuwa joined the Nigerian army, so I am telling you he is not speaking the mind of Senator Marafa. I know him and I know what he is up to”.

“Governor Matawalle has no hand in our decision to defect to PDP. Remember even Matawalle suspected me when I was agitating for him to defect to the APC sometimes last year. So our decision is never influenced by the Governor or anyone else” Abu Doctor added.

“Governor Bello Matawalle has done everything for Bello Bakyasuwa he gave him appointment and provided logistics for him to get married and even construct a befitting house in Gusau the state capital”.

On the allegations that he was picked from the street as a “black marketer”, Doctor said, he may not want to reply Bakyasuwa in a manner he speaks because he has the faithfuls believe that God almighty has his wisdom for enriching anyone he wants without consulting him.

“I am a politician and I know that politics is all about winning or losing election so time shall tell on the decision we have taken”.

On the allegations that he and those that defected to the PDP are politically irrelevant, Abu Doctor said “time shall tell whether they are politically relevant or not”.

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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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