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ZAMFARA FORMER APC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE DONATES 25 MILLION NAIRA TO PARTY SUPPORTERS

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The Zamfara APC gubernatorial candidate in 2019 general elections, Mukhtar Shehu Idris, has donated cash worth N25 million as additional Sallah welfare to the party supporters in the state on Monday.

The donation was handed down to the leadership of the State APC caretaker Committee led by Lawal M. Liman Kaura.

In an interview with the newsmen at the party headquarters in Gusau on Monday Liman said, the cash donation would be shared to the state, local government, ward executives, elders of the party as well as other relevant stakeholders and members of the APC.

“We received N25 million donated to the party as Sallah gift to members in the state from Mukhtar Shehu-Idris.

He thanked the politician for the donation, describing it as timely and a welcome development.

The party chairman also used the opportunity to commend Athens effort of the former Governor and APC leader in the state, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari and other party stakeholders for providing food items and clothes to party supporters and the needy in the state.

“We want to again express our appreciation to former Governor Abdulazeez Yari for organising Ramadan breakfast to party members in the state,” he added.

Liman said the gesture would no doubt boost the strength of the party in the state and raised the morale of its supporters.

He urged Muslims to use the Sallah festive period and pray for peace and stability in the state and country in general.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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