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The Zamfara State leadership of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has affirmed that the party’s first primary election for Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency which produced Malam Mayana as valid in the eyes of law.

The state organizing secretary of the party, Hon. Ibrahim Haruna popularly known as Babangida Damba said the claim by one Ahmad Mande, Sarkin Sudan of Tsafe who is parading himself as the party’s candidate for the seat as false as all letters said to have signed by the National Youths Leader were forged by the claimant.

According to him, Maisudan in his desperation connived with one of the national leaders of the party to perfect forgery of some documents in the name of securing nomination ticket of the party for Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency through the conduct of a fake primary elections.

The Organizing Secretary who featured on Thunder Blowers Special TV show Da-wache-kazo on Monday, explained that as per as the party and INEC were concern the letters being circulated by Maisudan were fake as there was no time the earlier primary election was cancelled and as such the winner Malam Mayana stands.

He stressed that, the documents tendered to Thunder Blowers by one of the committee members Hon. Tukur Magami to validate the conduct of the second primary election was a deliberate attempt to cause confusion in the party.

The documents tendered to your media organization which show that the first primary election conducted by party which produced Malam Yahaya Mayana as the substantive candidate for Gusau and Tsafe federal house of representatives have been forged to perfect a suspicious plan which we are going to challenged”.

According to him, the signatures and stamps placed on the documents are forged one because the signature is not that of the state party chairman and likewise his office stamp. The State Chairman is going to challenge the originality of those documents and he will take the matter to the national headquarters of the party.

Hon. Haruna Ibrahim further said, “the usual channel of communication in the party should be on the letter headed paper from the office of National Secretary and we have never for once received official communication on the letter headed paper of the national youth leader”.

He insisted that, as per as the party was concern at all levels of the party, Malam Yahaya Mayana was recognized as the legitimate candidate for the ticket of Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency and the second primary election allegedly conducted in the name of the party was not recognized in the eyes of law.

He called on the national headquarters of the party to investigate through this forgery issue and assess how it was perfected and brought the culprits to justice before they succeeded in destroying the hard-earned reputation of the party.

There has been growing concern as to the rumour making round the public that the state government led by Bello Matawalle has ordered for the auction of the Talatar Mafara Water Board to his biological younger brother.

According to a source, the water borad Mafara is a legacy project set-up by the old Sokoto State since 1976 and it has been the major source of water to the people of Talatar-Mafara for years.

Before the end of the administration of former Governor Yari in 209 has taken the bold step of reviving the old system of the water project by awarding a contract of about N400M for the linking of the Bokolori Dam to the central water system managed by the board.

The source, added that under the administration of Yatri, the Mellenium Development Goal Office in Zamfara led by Alh Sani Mono Mafara has invested the sum of N300M to provide additional water and facilities to enhance the operation of the Talatar Mafara Water Board.

“The water tank constructed by the MDG office has been supporting many areas in Talatar-Mafara and has been functioning from 2015-up to 2020 before it developed some fault and the government was unable to get it fixed

Surprisingly news went viral that the water board and all its facilities have been auctioned to the biological younger brother of the Governor of Zamfara State Mr. Aminu Dan-Maliki.

Our source added that, the alleged Danmaliki has already instructed his engineers to start dismantling some historic water tanks within Mafara a circumstance that called for their anger to cry out to the public for intervention.

They lamented that, it will be too bad for the government of Matawalle to resort to abusing this historic opportunity of dismantling a legacy project which has been beneficial to the people for over (46) years.

A source said “what we expected the government to do is to compliment the effort of the former government of Abdulaziz Yari by taking the upgraded water project instead of destroying the intention of the former Governor which many described as a welcome development”News

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The Zamfara state Governorship election petition tribunal is to hold its inaugural sitting in Sokoto on Friday the 29th of June 2023.

This is contained in a letter of invitation signed by the Secretary to the tribunal Salihu Umar Esq.

Former Governor of Zamfara Bello Matawalle had through his counsel Usman O. Sule dragged Dauda Lawal, INEC and PDP to the tribunal challenging the declaration of Dauda Lawal as the elected Governor of Zamfara State.

Matawalle us challenging the non admissibility of the election result collated from Maradun by the state returning officer, non conduct of election in the four remaining Registration Areas of Birnin Magaji LG. as well as over voting in several poling units across the state.

He is praying for the tribunal to declare him winner of the 2023 gubernatorial poll having scoring over (98,000) votes in Maradun as against over (20,000) recorded as the score for his party.

Mr. Usman Sule (SAN) is to lead six other Senior Advocates of Nigeria, inclusive of Prof. Maiyaki in defending the petition filed by Governor Bello Matawalle.




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Zamfara state government, through one of its spokesmans Mustapha Jafar Kaura has declared that the administration of Dauda Lawal will not enter into reconciliation with the armed bandits

Jafar who stated this via interview with the BBC Hausa insisted that Governor Dauda Lawal is saddened by the recent armed bandit tragedy that befallen the people of Janbako and Gora Namaye in Maradun local government area of the state.

He said apart from a message of condolences, the Governor had asked the security agencies to take the most decisive measures of address the deadly situation.

It could be recalled that on Saturday morning some armed bandits laid ambush on some members of a vigilante group and killed over twenty of them while they were on their way to offer reinforcement to the people of Sikkida community who were under attack by the bandits.

They also abducted over (30) women from Janbako community in the same Maradun local government council area.

Ten of the women escaped from captivity and while the police are insisting that they championed their rescue the locals said, the abductees freed themselves without the help of police or any security outfits.


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Suspected bandits in their large number had launched deadly attacks on the people of Raka and Filin Gawa community of Tangaza local government area of Sokoto State.

The attack which resulted in the killing of over thirty persons left scores of others with critical injuries.

Apart from the number of those killed, four houses and some vehicles were also set ablaze by the bandits.

A source said, the bandits had been putting pressure on the locals to pay money in terms of fine before they were allowed to go to their farms.

“People of Tangaza and neighboring villages had been paying money to these bandits and to an extent that some communities such as Azam had to fled their homes because they had no money to pay to these bandits, and they had been putting pressure on them through constant threat of attacks and invasions.

Three months back they had invaded a village under Gwadabawa and rustled over (1,000) assorted livestock.

The source added that many communities had been under the rule of the armed bandits for sometimes now because the government could not do anything to save the people in the hand of these bandits.

The Sokoto State police Spokesperson ASP Ahmad Rufai has confirmed the incident via an interview with the BBC Hausa service on Monday morning.

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