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SPOKESPERSON OF SEN. MARAFA, LAWYER ATTACKED AFTER COURT PROCEEDGINGS IN ZAMFARA

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The Publicity Secretary of Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa’s faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun has called on the security agents to protect their lives against persistent attacks by political thugs.

The Spokesperson of the Sen. Kabiru Garba Marafa Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun has called on the security agencies to offer them the needed protection as himself and the lawyer to his principal were again attacked at the court premises.

Bakyasuwa who spoke to newsmen after the court session said himself and the lawyer to the party were attacked in the open court premises and no one was arrested in lieu of the development.

He said, the Kabiru Garba Marafa’s faction would henceforth defend themselves if the security agents did not come to their rescue.

“I wish to call on the attention of the Nigerian security agencies, that henceforth, if we are attacked again like this or attempted to be attacked, we will have no choice rather than to defend ourselves so long as the authorities cannot defend us”.

“We are equally urging the police to as a matter of urgency fish out those behind this attack because we believe they know them”.

“Gentlemen of the Press, You are all aware that the Zamfara State High Court seating in Gusau has sat to deliberate on the crisis between the Marafa led faction of the APC and that of Governor Matawalle”
“Unfortunately therefore, I myself being the publicity secretary of the faction and counsel to Senator Marafa faction Barrister J.C Shaka Esq were attacked right inside the Court premises shortly after the presiding Judge adjourned the case to 14th Match 2022”.

“These political thugs or hoodlums stormed the court premises while we were briefing journalists and started hitting us. Although no one was injured,, but I had to jump to Barrister Musbahu Salahuddeen’s vehicle to offer myself protection.

 

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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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