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ZAMFARA APC RECONCILIATION: COL. YANDOTO DEFECTS TO RULING PDP

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A day after the announcement of political reconciliation between former Governor Abdul’azeez Yari Abubakar and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa an APC stalwart in Zamfara and retired Colonel of army Lawal Yandoto has defected from the APC and joined the ruling PDP in the state


He made his decision known through a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Gusau on Tuesday.


Yandoto said he decided to defect to the ruling PDP because he has never believed with the sincerity of the reconciliation of the former Governor Yari and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa.


According to him the reconciliation is nothing rather than grand deception aimed at satisfying personal interest of themselves not that of the party members.

Yandoto said, it comes to many as surprising while the two factional leaders of the APC in Zamfara are expected at the burial of late Jamilu Shinkafi who was an active member of APC that dies a day to the meeting, they decided to held political meeting on how to take over mantle of leadership in the state.


He said going by the political contribution of late Jamilu Shinkafi he deserves an accolade from the two leaders, but their attitude has demonstrated the opposite site of the argument.


Colonel Yandoto further alleged that, the reconciliation has never been in the overall interest of the party supporters and citizens of Zamfara in particular, but it was done in fulfillment of their selfish political interests noting that his only option as the security officer of the party was to dump the APC and join the ruling PDP.


He said he was satisfied with the measures put in place by the present administration aimed at restoring peace in the state.


He warned the former Governor Abdul’azeez Yari to be careful in romancing with Senator Kabiru Marafa politically in other not to ridicule his political reputation.


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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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