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Members of Zamfara state APC belonging to the faction of Sen. Kabiru Garba Marafa have conducted their local government parallel congress on Saturday.

This medium gathered that Marafa supporters from across the fourteen local government areas of the state congregated at various locations in their domains and conducted their election.

The congress went smoothly in all the local governments except in Gusau and Tsafe where some crises were recorded.

According to a source, armed police officers conveyed via six hilux vans came to the Gusau Marafa campaign office at the early hours of Saturday and ordered that the police authorities have banned the two factions of the APC from conducting the party congress.

The supporters of Marafa objected to their explanation, noting that if that decision was taken, there should have been formal communication to their leaders since they have written to the police commissioner and area commander and their notice was dully acknowledged.

The source added that supporters stood their ground that unless police were able to present a copy of the ban notice from the police authorities, they would go on with their congress

He added that, after hot debate and argument, the armed police men left the scene and the congress went on.

The sources added that, few minutes later some group of political thugs came around Lalan round about armed with weapons and attempted to invade the venue but supporters of Marafa became alerted and resisted the plan.

He added that, the congress for Gusau local government was later conducted and winners were declared via affirmative system.

This medium also gathered that similar crises occurred at Tsafe campaign office of Senator Marafa as APC flags were crashed down by some suspected bandits.

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Zamfara State PDP state working committee has announced the suspension of the state party Chairman Rtd. Col. Bala Mande until after an investigation into the allegations raised against him is concluded.

According to the statement by the state party publicity secretary Abba Bello and issued to this medium by the PPS to the former Deputy Governor Aminu Umar Game-Game the Chairman was suspended over anti-party activities.

The statement added, “this becomes necessary owing to the fact that the State Chairman has been conducting the affairs of the party without the involvement of the State Working committee”.

The statement said his actions are in clear violation of the various sections of the PDP constitution.

It added, “this has become necessary to forestall the abuse of power and the derailment of the rules governing the running of the party”.

“The suspension is for a period of one month, this is expedient to allow the Working Committee to constitute a panel of inquiry into the allegation”.

“Considering the foregoing, the Vice Chairman Kaura Namoda zone, Mallam Ali Namoda will oversee the activities of the party for the period of his suspension”.

Bello further said, the state working committee has inaugurated a panel of inquiry to investigate this allegation.

The members of the panel are Ahmed Sani Kaura Chaiman, Bala Zurmi Member, Sanin Baba member, Abdulhadi Ahmed member, Suwaiba Bako Member
Abul Mustapha member while Barr. Ibrahim Jibril is to serve as Secretary.

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The APC ward chairmen for Danjibga, Kwaren Ganuwa, Hayin Alhaji and Kunchin Kalgo have delivered a message of objection from their people on the creation of the Yandoto Emirate Council.

The party leaders who spoke during a grand political rally organized by the State Commissioner for Health Aliyu Abubakar Tsafe on Tuesday said, the position of the people of Sauri area in Tsafe Emirate is that “if the government is creating Yandoto Emirate to please the people of Sauri area definitely they are not interested.

They said the state Commissioner for Health should take the message to the state Governor that Yandoto Emirate is not needed by the people of Sauri area.

In a response, the state Commissioner for Health Aliyu Abubakar Tsafe assured that if the mission of the Governor for creating Yandoto Emirate is to please the people since they have demonstrated their displeasure, the Governor shall see reason to decline his decision in their overall interest.

He assured them that the message would be sent appropriately to the Governor for action.


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Member representing Gummi and Bukkuyum at the Federal House of Representatives Engr. Sulaiman Gummi has picked his nomination form with the opposition People’s Democratic Party in his ambition to re-contest for the seat.

His decision to pick the PDP nomination form followed the reconciliation move between Governor Matawalle faction of the APC where he belongs to and that of the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar where his re-nomination chance was shifted to the former Governor Yari camp.

The seat is to be contested by the former running mate of Mukhtar Idris Koguna the Zamfara Governor elect in 2019 Ahmad Usman Gummi whose victory was crashed by the Supreme Court judgement.

Engr. Sulaiman Gummi in a bid to assess whether his new movement into the PDP is accepted by his constituents held a grand rally in Gummi where thousands of supporters mostly women and youths took to the streets to welcome his movement into the PDP.

He was highly impressed by the mammoth crowd that pull out of their base to rejoice with him during his grand rally, a circumstance that influenced him to broke into tears as a mark of respect for his people.

He assured his constituents that he will remain grateful for their support and good will to him at all time and promised to consolidate his action by bringing more gain to the people of Gummi/Bukkuyum constituency.

He also assured them that if given the returned mandate in the PDP, he will continue to do more in the overall transformation of his constituency.

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