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ZAMFARA ASPIRANT PETITION, APC APPEAL C”TTEE, ALLEGES THAT DELEGATES WERE ADMINISTERED BINGING OATH BEFORE VOTING

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One of the APC aspirants that contested for Maru/Bungudu Federal Constituency Dr. Bashir Maru has written a petition to the Chairman of the Federal House of Assembly Appeal Committee demanding for the cancelation of the primaries on the ground of electoral irregularities.

According to the petition copy and which is obtained by this medium, there is no evidence to suggest that, there is a conduct of democratic process in the selection of the delegates.

Maru alleged in the petition that, “delegates were handpicked in an arbitrary manner without the knowledge or input of the aspirants”.

“Delegates list is change on several occasions despite the earlier submission of same to the Independent National Electoral (INEC)”.

Raising alarm on the credibility of the accreditation during the exercise, Maru captured in his petition that “during the primaries at least five (5) delegates were identified as ghost because the name on the list is not the same with their names as testified by those who know them”.

He further alleged that, “no accreditation was carried out instead only roll call was done in contravention of APC Constitutions and electoral guidelines”.

“the Overwhelming majority of those who voted are replacements of those names earlier sent to INEC. The guidelines stated unambiguously that membership Card and permanent voters cards (PVCs) should be means of identification during accreditation, but no such was done”.

Maru alleged further that “the Chairman of the Electoral Panel seems to have compromise even before reaching the venue of the exercise because when confronted about method accreditation he sheepishly said he forgot the guidelines at his lodge”.

He further stated in the petition that “delegates were hijacked and lodge at Command Guest House, Gusau several kilometers away from their constituency against their wish days before the primaries.

He also alleged that, “delegates were all administered a binding oath with holy qur’an to do the bidding of choosing an ‘’anointed candidate”. Sadly, too, aspirants were prevented from getting access to them”.

“At the venue of the primaries, the Zamfara State Commissioner for Special Duties and Member of the State House of Assembly, Maru North Constituency Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma were seen and captured on video recording hijacking ballot papers from the delegates and voting on their behalf in breach of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2022 Electoral Act (as amended), APC Constitutions and Guidelines and INEC Guidelines”.

Maru also alleged that ‘’the venue of the election was heavily militarized with security aides of the Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, APC State Party Chairman, Commissioners, Special Advisers and Local Government Chairmen Majority of whom were not even from the constituency (For Example the Speaker’s own Primary Election was ongoing concurrently at the time but choose to spearhead the electoral malpractice at our federal constituency”.

“In the same manner thugs and the notorious yansakai were deployed to intimidate aspirants, their agents, and delegates”.

“Based on the above grounds, it is fair the whole charade is canceled and in order for the repeat of the whole exercise by taking advantage of INEC six days window period”.

“It is my prayers that the panel leaves up to the expectation and be that unbiased umpire in order not to have a replay of the 2019 scenario where our Federal Constituency risk not having a validly nominated candidate for the purpose of 2023 General Election”.

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ZAMFARA WOMEN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER HAILS AFFIRMATION OF AISHA BINANI AS APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE FOR ADAMAWA

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has hailed the verdict of the Court of Appeal which affirms the valid candidature of Sen. Aisha Binani as the APC gubernatorial candidate for the Adamawa state in the 2023 election.

According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulaiman Isah, the Commissioner described the judgment as a victory for democracy and rule of law.

The statement further stated that, the court of Appeal verdict has further strengthened the hope of the Nigerian people that courts in Nigeria remain the last hope of the common people.

She congratulated the women of Adamawa state for having Sen. Binani as the gubernatorial candidate, noting that Aisha will do everything possible to improve their standard if elected as the Governor.

The commissioner congratulated the senator for her victory and advised her to take the issue of women and children seriously if she succeeds in becoming the governor of Adamawa state.

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ZAMFARA POLICE RESCUE (1) OLD BABY & (6) WOMEN FROM ABDUCTORS

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Zamfara state police command has announced the rescue of six women and one year old boy who were kidnapped at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi local government area of the state.

According to the police command Public Relations  Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad, the rescue was successful after the police operatives in collaboration with the local vigilante stormed the suspected location where the abductees were hosted.

“Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted  along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims  unhurt”.

Shehu said the victims were debriefed and handed over to their relations after they were medically examined

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the determination of the police command in riding the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.

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LIBERTY TV VETERAN JOURNALIST BASHIR BABA DIES

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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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