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A member of the security committe set up by Governor Bello Matawalle  Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi has described the circulation of the purported leaked audio connected to the former IGP of police Muhammad Abubakar as an act of mischief making saying the audio is fake.

Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi who was the immediate past gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 general election noted that some desperate politicians who want to demonstrate their enemity for the state are fully behind the circulation of the fake audio.

He noted that their committee which is an ad-hoc one was inaugurated with a time frame adding that, the committee has executed it’s assignment excellently in line with the terms and references of their appointment saying, it is the pre-rogative of the Governor to either implement or reject the recommendations of the committee.

He noted that to the best of his knowledge if not because of the Covid-19 pandemic  the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate those indicted by their committee would have been inaugurated adding that, when the commission was inaugurated people of Zamfara will understand who the enemies of Zamfara are.

He alleged that, former Chairman of the House Committee on Security and Intelligence Aminu Sani Jaji as the alleged sole brain behind the circulation of the fake audio clip noting that, everyone in Zamfara knows that Jaji is a  desperate politicians  who wants to climb to power by all means without mincing the history of his political carrier as someone who starts his politics as sole administrator and want to transform suddenly to a Governor of Zamfara.

He also alleged that, one Abu Dantabawa is accused of being part of this deadly mission of spreading the leaked fake audio for the attainment of political interest best known to them.

He said the intention of the sponsors of the audio clip for was to bring Zamfara back to the olden days of darkness when kidnapping, abduction and killings were the order of the day.

He faulted same Aminu Jaji for failing to act and make case for Zamfara state while he was the Chairman of the House Committee on Security and intelligence but now that he want to become a Governor by all means he want to ignite tension in the state saying, the security personals especially the CP should not allow an act of lawlessness allegedly perpetrated by Jaji and his political allies to take over the state.

He alleged, it is surprising that, in the clip an allegation was made against the former IGP that an Emir bribed the former him with 11 million naira to compromise the outcome of their investigation adding that the allegation is not only laughable but childish which shall be investigated by the government.

He also described as laughable the allegation that, a PDP chieftain in Zamfara was caught with arms in his personal residence saying every body in Zamfara knows who the sponsors of the armed banditry were.

Wambai added that it was on record that one former member of the state House of assembly who was a card carrying member of the APC was caught red handed with arms and ammunitions in his residence and the former Governor Yari was silent on the matter.

He said the Governor has done well in restoring peace when compared to the old situation noting that everyone knows that security has improved significantly.

“He alleged that in Shinkafi alone where he cames from 280 million naira were paid in eight years as ransom, 1,300 people were killed, 6,500 children were rendered orphans noting that, if Matawalle can be able to restore relative peace within one year, there is no reason why he shall allow some heartless politicians to drag Zamfara State back”.

“He said the Governor has done perfectly well in moving Zamfara forward. Adding that from education, health and other critical areas of human development adding that his party APGA  will remain supportive of the Matawalle led government if he continues the way he is going”.

He called on the DG SSS to immediately withdraw the SSS attached to Jaji considering the manners at which he is using them to harass and intimidate people and instead he said Jaji should apply to the IGP for security protection.

He called on Zamfara CP to order for an immediate investigation of Almansoor the Director New Media to the immediate past Governor of Zamfara for committing a cyber crimes and circulating fake news.

Wamban Shinkafi further called on the IGP, DG SSS, Chief of Army Staff to invite Aminu Sani Jaji, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala and Bashir Adamu IMAD for questioning hence their names featured in the audio.

He also called on the Governor Matawalle and Zamfara CP to order for immediate investigation and prosecution of those b
ehind the new political revelation before they drag Zamfara to mood.

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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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