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By Yusuf Idris Gusau

APC Spokesperson, Zamfara State

Gyamgyam and the misfortunes of falling into the pitch of turds woefully crumbled while trying to wash the excrement off his principal along with some buccaneers, Zamfara Deputy Governor, Barr. Mahdi Ali Gusau who evaded them while wrongfully and witlessly ammassing funds meant for the logistical needs of the office.

I read a news story on Thunder Blowers online television credited to the Principal Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Barr Mahdi Ali, by one Umar Aminu (Gyamgyam) trying hard and failing loud in defence of the transgressions of his principal’s gross misappropriation of N700 million funds meant for the running of the office of the deputy governor, for which I earlier called on the Zamfara State House of Assembly to investigate.

We still incontrovertibly urge the state House of Assembly to look into all the allegations we raised and will be raising against Barr. Mahdi Ali Gusau and do the needful while using the dragnet to pull in those defending him to the detriment of the good people of Zamfara on tax payers money.

The person failed to provide the correct data of the months and the money they collected from the state Ministry of Finance for the period of 24 months, effective from June 2019 to May 2021, perhaps because Gyamgyam did not know when the Deputy Governor turned round behind everyone including his PPS to collect such money.

Although, I initially decided not reply him but in order to put the records straight and inform our dear people on how the state Deputy Governor, Barr Mahdi Ali Gusau misappropriated the sum of 700 million naira by diverting same for his personal use.

The total sum of 700 million naira was released to the office from June 2019 to May 2021, with the exception of only two months, June and July, 2019 when the office was given 20 million naira, in the remaining 22 months, the office received 30 million naira as reviewed and approved by the magnanimity of Governor Matawalle in trying to make his Deputy work with ease, so if you calculate 30 million times 22, it will give you 660 million plus the 40 million of the months of June and July, before the review, will give you a total of 700 million and even the APC is in position of the photocopies of all the cheques and the payment vouchers of all the 24 months from June 2019 to May 2021. Unfortunately and shamelessly too, the PPS didn’t have the correct data of how much his principal collected but rushed under his ignorance to the press where he ended up embarassing his principal before the public.

He also claimed that his principal, Mahdi Ali Gusau, used the money to sponsor some people to study at ZACAS, COE, Maru, Al-Hikmah University and FCET vindicating the APC on the misappropriation of the office funds by Mahdi because the money was appropriated to cover for transport and travelling, Utility Services, Purchase of office stationeries, maintenance of office furniture, Equipments, Vehicles, Staff training and development, Purchase of working materials to the press, monthly welfare and feeding of security personnel attached to the office but all these were denied the respective subheads as the deputy governor resorted to gross abuse of the office funds to his personal use which is an impeacheable offence

We strongly want the PPS to come and defend these expenditures because he is the only person that knew how they diverted the money qualifying him to be among the prime suspects of the entire shoddy act of misappropriation.

It is on record that since Mahdi assumed as Deputy Governor, he refused to give all the offices their entitlements including monthly welfare, Sallah and Ramadan packages as contained in the office budgetary provision and every day, the staff cursed him and prayed for God’s intervention for them which I believe is what caused him his present political predicament, calamity and confusion.

How can a stingy person like him who cannot support anybody financially ‘even if the person will die,’ which is his popular slogan, even sponsor those claimed as amplified by the Jabakas who is also under misappropriation and diversion of public funds probe, they should back their claims with facts and figures like I just did above.

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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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