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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 Veteran journalist and Analyst for various radio and television stations, Bashir Mohammed Baba is death.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades which began with NTA, is one of the analysts of BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna flagship programme, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya programme of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programmes at Liberty Television programme. He was also Senior Assistant Media ( Foreign Affairs ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

Late Bashir Baba, will be buried later on Saturday in Wudil Kano State.

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The mamooth crowd of young agile and vibrant politicians who are mostly the initiators of PDP and Atiku support groups that gathered at the APC North West Zonal Secretariat to surrender their political support for Asiwaju is an eye-opener that APC is gathering momentum and will in 2023 sweep the North West with relative ease.

Governor Bello Matawalle in company of the North West Vice Chairman for the APC Alh Salihu Lukman spent hours receiving the PDP and Atiku support groups who came on with their different narratives of how they have suffered in the hand of the PDP.

The National Secretary of the PDP Transformation Ambassadors Mal. Bashir Muhammad said despite the investment they have made in the PDP for years, they are pleased to have a political U-turn and join forces with Governor Bello Matawalle ok m the APC so that they will support him to deliver the Asiwaju presidential project.

He lamented that despite having strong political structures with a network of other political support groups across the divides of Nigeria, the PDP did not see reason to honor them with even recognition for the commitment they have demonstrated over the years.

Atiku Kawai another political support groups, lamented that PDP and Atiku had never for once, recognize their effort despite using their resources to build up structures across the (36) states of the Federation and Abuja where their headquarters is located noting that, to even see Atiku Abubakar after Investing on his Presidential candidature since after the primary election become something difficult.

Usman Muhammad Rabiu Bichi who is the National Coordinator of the movement said he went to the extent of reaching out to one of the biological children of Atiku for him to be able to see how he can take the leadership of the group to the Presidential candidate of the PDP, but it was story full of folktales.

He said with the support of Alh Masud Danguruf from Katsina and Alh Abdullahi Gama they have now rescinded from the PDP journey and agreed to join forces with the Governor Bello Matawalle in the APC.

The Governor who expressed happiness with the development insisted that Alh Masud Danguruf and Abdullahi Gama knew how hard he has invested for the PDP project and insisted that the best presidential project to be supported by the Nigerians is that of the APC.

He informed the young politicians that why he brought them to the Zonal Headquarters of the party in Kaduna is for the party leadership to be aware of their defection and also carried them along in the Asiwaju Ahmad Tinubu presidential journey.

He promised to support them at all time and urged them to redouble the commitment they have exhibited over the years for them to demonstrate the rationale behind their political movement.

They handed over their certificates of registration with the PDP to the Zonal Vice Chairman Salihu Lukman and hope to be re-registered in the APC.


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It was a series of political engagements for the Coordinator North West APC Presidential Campaign Council Governor Bello Matawalle as he received comity of PDP political support groups who decided to defect the opposition PDP for the ruling All Progressive Congress APC.

The APC North West Zonal Secretariat situated at Isah Kaita road Kaduna was filled to capacity as the groups mobilized supporters from across Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Somot and Kano.


The groups comprises the popular. Atiku Support Organization PDP Transformation Ambassadors Atiku Abubakar Kawai, PDP Mobilizers Initiative and Kasa Daya Al’umma Daya.

Others are Atiku/Okowo Frontiers Movement G7 Business Community, Katsina Biyayya Forum, Atiku Women and Youth Initiative as well as Atiku Nigeria Transformation Ambassadors.

The defection mantra attracted over 50,000 supporters from across the seven states of North West geo-political zone mostly involving youths, women and agile political class.

They both expressed confidence with the political maturity of Governor Bello Matawalle in unifying the party and making the APC stronger in the North West geo-political zone.

They also expressed dismay that they have to defect out of the PDP because the party and it’s Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar have refused to appreciate the effort of the support groups in the mobilization Frontiers for the success of the party.

Members of Atiku Support Organization and Atiku Abubakar Kawai specifically said they have invested heavily in the Atiku project since 2015 but noting that, nothing has came out of their suffering instead the candidate and indeed the party abandoned them to their fate.

They both expressed regret that they have to waste much of their times working for a party that does not recognized their effort and as such insisted that time has come for them to move ahead with the APC and bring the desired changes for the country.

G7 Business Community based in Kano and Katsina Biyayya Group explained that their movement is informed by the political behaviour of Bello Matawalle who is always advocating for true democratic reforms, Youth and women inclusion.

The two political groups invited Governor Bello Matawalle to honor them by going to Kano and Katsina and inaugurate their campaign officea which they rebranded after Bola Ahmad Tinubu and Kashim Shatima.

Governor Bello Matawalle who was looking visibly emotional thanked the young agile politicians for chosen to align with the Bola Ahmad Tinubu and APC noting that Tinubu project is the better option for transformed Nigeria.

He recalled that APC is the only party that uphold to the principles of power rotation saying the highest justice to be done to the people of the South is to be able to shift power to their region so that justice and equality can be ensured.

He told the defectees that Bola Tinubu has mapped out strategic development plans that would help consolidate the existing reforms embarked often by the party under President Muhammad Buhari.

He urged Nigerians to ignore those antagonists that are trying to hide under the umbrella of religion and raised baseless arguments that are of no effects to the political development of Nigeria.

He assured them of his commitment as the campaign Coordinator for Tinubu in ensuring that the defectees are well accommodated and also give them a sense of accommodation.

He promised the two support groups that extended an invitation to him that he will personally visit Kano and Katsina state to commission the campaign offices and also provide them with all the logistics support required.

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