Governor Bello Matawalle has received over 1000 supporters of the All Progressive Congress from the factions of Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa in Bungudu Local Government area council.
The defectors were received earlier by the PDP State Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani Maikatako and later presented to governor Bello Matawalle at his residence in Gusau.
Leader of the decampees, Comrade Abdullahi Danda Bungudu said they were at the governor’s residence to extend their solidarity hence they were formally received at the state party office by the Chairman.
Comrade Danda Bungudu further said, they were forced to move to the PDP after becoming convinced of the strategies adopted by the Governor in tackling insecurity and restoration of relative peace in the state.
They said they were also impressed with the volume of laudable projects executed by the Governor of Zamfara less than two years in the office.
Bungudu further observed that, before the coming of the Matawalle led government Zamfara was turned to almost a failed state considering the level of carnage recorded almost on the daily basis.
In his response Governor Bello Matawalle said his administration is determined to bring desired transformation to the people of the state at all levels and also secure the state for viable economic reforms.
According to the press statement by Governor Matawalle media aid Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau said, as a leader, his primary responsibility is to protect the lives and properties of the citizens including their dignity for upcoming generations.
He assured them of equal treatment in the party and also commended their decision to join his party, the PDP for the purpose of developing Zamfara state.
Matawalle added that with people of calibre like Danda Bungudu joining the party, he is sure that a lot will be achieved.
Notable among those who defected were Comrade Abdullahi Danda Bungudu, Alhaji Adamu Abu Samawa and Alhaji Abbas Abdullahi Bela who was the current Vice chairman of APC in Bungudu Local Government.