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One of the APC stalwarts in Zamfara Sani Abdulahi Wamban Shinkafi has made a formal declaration for the contest of the APC National Chairmanship position.

Wamban Shinkafi who made the declaration at the APC National headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday said if elected he will reorganize the party and make it more popular through mass mobilization of supporters for the party.

“It is with great pleasure and a sense of humility that I welcome you to this historic declaration, I am here today to formally express my interest to contest for the position of National Chairman of our great party All Progressives Congress (APC) at the National Convention slated for 26th February 2022.”

He said with his experience as the immediate past National Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the same party he has much to offer to the progress of the party

Wamban Shinkafi said, despite his experiences he voluntarily resign from politics to concentrate on his business activities noting that he has more than enough experiences to manage the party.

“I would want to continue with the great job being done by the Acting National Chairman of the Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) His Excellency Malam Mai Bunu in re-organizing and making the party the greatest party in Nigeria”. Wambai added.

“As you may all may recall All Progressives Congress (APC) was registered as political party in Nigeria by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on July 31 2013, it was a product of historic merger of major opposition political parties which successfully defeated the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 general election”.

“As I present myself to contest the position of the National chairman of our great party, it is pertinent to reflect on what the constitute the APC, All Progressives Congress (APC) as a progressive party which represent the collective will of over 41 million registered members of the party in all the 36 states of the federation and federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja”.

“It is my hope that if and when elected as National Chairman of the party, we will reposition and reorganize the party based on its philosophy of social democracy which basically means people oriented, membership mobilization and recruitment and mass based political organization”.

“To be able to actualize these into concrete action that visible and verifiable Under our national leadership we will have to do a couple of things differently in the day-to-day management of the party affairs, while inter facing with all those elected on the platform of the party at all levels”.

Wambai added “or me, it is fundamental to be able to have a membership drive of the party at the grassroots across all the electoral wards and polling units throughout the country, it is important that we must ensure that we have an authentic and verifiable certified true copy (CTC) membership registers that can be checked and verified by members and even non members of party, the leadership of our party under our watch will maintain the credible membership register with the credible membership register it will help to eliminate abuse, corruption and manipulation in the conduct of intra party election from unit, ward, local government, state and National levels, it will also create a credible platform for conducting direct primaries which will afford every member of the party primaries at all levels rather than the indirect primaries, delegate election”.

“We will ensure that members of the party are given robust sense of belonging and control. The beauty of this is that members of our party will own the party and will be ready to work to ensure the success of the party at all levels in 2023 general election and at all time, we will promote and strengthen internal democracy within the party”.

Shinkafi added “APC must be seen to operate on the basis of its rules which is the party constitution and other laws of the federation as they relate to the formation and administration of political parties in Nigeria indeed, the constitution of the party is the basis of the contract between the party members, thus a credible membership register is the pre-condition for sustainable internal party democracy as ruling party formed on the values of social democracy, we must be seen to play politics of inclusion”.

“We will organize activities at regular intervals across the six (6) Geo political zones where issues and challenges on politics, security, economy and agriculture will be discussed by the party leadership, elected, appointed officials, and members of the party at all levels”.

“We will create platform for setting National development agenda and security, economic recovery plans that will create employment, improve personal income of people of Nigeria and increase Gross domestic product (GDP) in Nigeria”

“The party should therefore serve as a verifiable platform to keep executive and legislature arms of government to remain faithful and focused on delivering dividends of democracy to the electorates that elected them in offices”.

“We will maintain the supremacy of the party at all levels and wage war against imposition of unpopular candidates, during the general election, put an end to politics of Godfatherism and impunity in the governance of the party at all levels of our leaderships, the decision of the party should always be the final to avoid dictatorship and internal wrangling”.

“We will reposition the party for a united and indivisible Nigeria, we will build the capacity of the leaders and members of the party to improve administration, organizational structure of the party, financial management, accountability, transparency and ensure proper management of the party throughout our tenure if elected at the forthcoming National convention”.

“We will promote symbiosis relationships between the three arms of government as provided in the separation of power in the Presidential system of government in Nigeria (executive legislature and judiciary) but as we know the judiciary is independent because they are not subjected to an election constitutionally. The party will in all its actions and words respect the principles of separation of power”.

“The party under my leadership if elected whenever there is conflict between the parliament and executives the party must take proactive measures to reconcile the two arms to work in friendly manner both must respect the principle of separation of power we shall put in place internal mechanism for conflict management to avoid party faction and internal crisis within the ruling party that is what make it to loss elections in Bauchi, Adamawa, Rivers, Sokoto, Imo, Oyo, Edo and Zamfara state respectively, apart from legislature seats, both at the states and National assembly that were dashed away as a result of poor handling of the party in primaries in 2019 general elections, nomination exercises”.

“We will intervene in the lingering crisis between the governors and members of the national assembly in their respective states, conflict of interest or just being victims of rumor mongering when I am given the privilege to the lead by being elected at the national convention, we will proactively engage all the parties involved in such conflict with a view to helping then find common ground on basis of justice, equity, transparent faithful and loyal to the members of the party”.

“I belong to all members of our great party, leaders of the party without discrimination or bias, I am praying to Almighty Allah (SWT) to give me good health, wisdom, to discharge my duty with the fear of Allah (SWT)”

“We shall do everything immensely possible to protect and preserve the interest of our members of the party and all Nigerians who voted for APC in 2015, 2019 general election indetermination.

“I strongly believe that with my determination, commitment and conviction to work with the President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) GCON, Governors, State House Assembly Members and the Members of National Assembly We will restore public confidence and support for our party and Government at all levels”.

“All progressives congress (APC) needs a national chairman that will lead the party to the needs aspirations and yearning of women and our young talented Nigerians”.

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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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