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ZAMFARA FORMER DEPUTY GOVERNOR WAKKALA MEET SUPPORTERS AHEAD OF HIS PLAN DEFECTION TO PDP

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Hundreds of supporters of Zamfara former Deputy Governor Malam Ibrahim Wakkala from Anka, Bukkuyum, Talatar Mafara and Gummi have unanimously supported the decision of their political mentor to defect to the ruling PDP in the state. 

The decision was reached during a one day consultation meeting by the former Deputy Governor with hundreds of his supporters from these local government areas in Gusau on Wednesday. 
Alh Sani D. D. Anka, Hashimu Shehu Gazura, and Abubakar Ajiya both spoke on behalf of the supporters from Anka, Gummi and Bukkuyum during the meeting and also agreed to the decision as a welcome development. 
It could be recall that, the consultation meeting by the former Deputy Governor begins with the members of the various political groups who have been the  supporters of his political movement before arrangement was made to invite supporters from across all the fourteen local government councils. 

Malam Ibrahim Wakkala who has been a political ally to the serving Governor of Zamfara Bello Muhammad Matawalle has been perfecting a move to dump his former party APC and re-unite with Bello Matawalle in the ruling PDP as widely speculated. 
Former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Alh Mukhtar Ahmad Anka, former Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly Bature Ummaru Sambo and many other political associates of Malam Ibrahim Wakkala joined him in the meeting as part of their solidarity for his political movement.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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