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The Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice of Zamfara state, Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi has said that last Thursday’s declaration of a ‘vote of no confidence’ on the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno by the state’s House of Assembly was inappropriate as the law makers had overstepped their bounds.

Zarumi who spoke to Thunder Blowers Online news medium on sundry issues including the abduction and release of GGSS, Jangebe girls and the assembly’s declaration on the NSA noted that although the state legislators may have their reason for the declaration, in legal fields, they were not in position to do that.

He said the NSA who is a federal government appointee is only answerable to his employer who can querry or sack him if he goes contrary to his assigned responsibilities.

He however questioned why the federal government suddenly slammed down a no fly zone on Zamfara which is the only PDP controlled and most latest state where students were abducted and that this will continue to make it difficult to remove politics from what is happening since there have been security challenges and students abduction in Borno, Yobe, Katsina and Niger which are all under APC governments with no such marching order.

While speaking on Governor Bello Matawalle’s insistance on his administration’s peace and dialogue initiative with bandits as a way of bringing lasting peace in Zamfara, Barr. Zarumi explained that the governor has never said the peace and dialogue was the only solution and that if the federal government can guarantee immediate face-off with the criminals and clear the bushes and all bandits’ camps, the government and people of the state will welcome and fully support the idea.

He cautioned critics of the Matawalle-led government in the state against speculations that money exchanged hands in order to secure the release of the Jangebe girls noting that what had been more important and of concern to Nigerians and people around the globe was the safe and unharmed return return of the victims.

He further said, the peace initiative in the state had played a significant role in the quick, safe and unharmed release of the Jangebe girls adding that it is the peaceful dialogue with the bandits that made it possible for all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state to return to their respective homes in all parts of the state.

The Attorney-General who commended the Sheik Ahmed Gummi team in going round bandits’ camps and sensitizing them on the need to lay off arms said the cleric’s engagement with the men of the underworld in Zamfara was easier and more fruitful since many of the bandits were on their way to denouncing crime through the peace initiative.

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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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