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ZAMFARA APC YARI FACTION COMMISERATE WITH MANAGEMENT OF THUNDER BLOWERS OVER ATTACK

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The All Progressives Congress APC, loyal to Former Zamfara State Governor,  Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has condemned the attack on the corporate head office of a  Gusau based  Private Online Media Outfit, Thunder Blowers Multi media services by hoodlums suspected to be Political thugs on Monday, 03/01/2022.
 
Making the condemnation in a Statement, The factional Chairman, Hon. Lawal M Liman Gabdon Kaura said the attack on the Media outfit should be a source of concern to all true democrats who bank on free, fair and vibrant press to ventilate their Political and Socio economic manifestos to members of the public.
 
In a statement signed by Hon. Ibrahim Muhammed Birnin Magaji, the former Governor explained that “Democracy  cannot thrive where the rights of individuals is infringed upon, adding that if the Press is being caged, intimidated, harassed or molested through any means by the powers that be the Society is further plunged into anarchy”.
 
The Chairman opined that it’s unfortunate that such ugly trends in Zamfara State under the present administration has now crossed over from the opposition to members of the press who are the fourth estate of the realm, cautioning that if not properly addressed by the security agencies its escalation may affect the participation or otherwise of the electorates in the build up to 2023 general elections for the fear of the ‘unknown”.
 
Hon. Lawal M Liman said that the press should be encouraged to perform its constitutional role of being the watch dog of the society instead of muscling it for not playing to the gallery by the political operators who found themselves in power either through ballot box or any other means.
 
He sympathized with the management and Staff of Thunder Blowers Online News Medium over the unfortunate incident and called on it as well as other members of the press in the state in particular and Nigeria in general not to succumb to such blackmail and intimidation from any quarter , adding that it’s always their constitutional duty to be the middle-man between the government and the governed no matter the situation.
 

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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