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Zamfara State government has described the recent report by Sahara reporters an online news medium against Zamfara State government as figment of imagination and deliberate action of mischief which is capable of causing breakdown of law and order in the state

Zamfara State Commissioner for Information and Culture Sulaiman Tunau Anka who declared this via a letter of rejoinder said the issues raises are mere concoction which characterized an act of armed chair journalism and further confirmed the suspicion many people have about the integrity of Sahara Reporters as a medium.

He said though it’s not part of the habit of the administration of Bello Matawalle to join issues with media organizations especially those whose credibility is not in doubt but noted that the extent at which Sahara reporters has gone calls for harder reply in order to protect the imagery and reputation of the state government and indeed Zamfara people.

He described as laughable and an act of childishness for medium like Sahara reporters to alleged that Zamfara State government has procured and disbursed Hilux vehicles and paid millions of money as compensation to repentant bandits.

Tunau further added, though the essence of the publication by Sahara reporters was to tarnish the image and hard-earned reputation of the Governor noted that, the entire Nigerian people are well-informed that, the Governor has done perfectly well to make Zamfara secured noting that such mischievous attempt by Sahara reporters would not deter the Governor from securing the people.

The Commissioner added that Governor Matawalle is known as a good Democrat who believes in following the tenant of democracy and explained that Governor Matawalle’s doors are always open and ready to absorb criticisms that are constructive and aimed at improving good governance in the state.

He also expressed as shocking how Sahara reporters went ahead to publish a malicious story against Zamfara State government without contacting either the Governor or any of his media aids before going to the press.

Tunau also added that, though armed banditry has been inherited from the previous administration of former Governor Yari, at the inception of the current administration the Governor invested heavily in procuring over 200 operational vehicles and also spent millions of naira to support the conventional operations of the security agencies with the sole aim of restoring peace.

He concluded that, for any serious minded Zamfara person who read the publication of Sahara reporters will be convinced that, the editor and indeed his editorial team are not familiar with the political terrain of Zamfara and as such the state government is welcoming the medium o Zamfara State if it wants to verify some of the information that requires clarification.

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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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