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There has been war of tongue between the state executives of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and one of the candidates of the federal House of Representatives for Gusau and Tsafe Alh Ahmad Mande Sarkin Sudan na Tsafe over crises of the primary election conducted recently by the party.

The alarm was raised when the organizing Secretary of the party in Zamfara Hon. Babangida Damba featured in an exclusive interview with this medium where he challenged the legality of returning Ahmad Mande as the duly elected member for Gusau and Tsafe.

Babangida alleged that, Mr. Mande has not followed the appropriate procedures in obtaining his nomination form as well as getting the appropriate party endorsement to join the race.

He alleged that Mai Sudan had connived with the NNPP National officers to manipulate his way and secured the ticket.

According to a verifiable source, one of the contenders Yayaya Mayana has already dragged NNPP National, the declared candidate Ahmad Mai Sudan and state NNPP to court over what he termed as illegal substitution.


One of the secretaries of the NNPP screening committee in Zamfara Tukur Muhammad Magami has declared that, Ahmad Mai Sudan was affirmed based on the directive of the National headquarters of the party.

He said at the initial stage, Hon Yahaya Mayana was declared winner of the primary election conducted for Gusau and Tsafe but noted that his election was nullified on the ground of the petition written by one of the contenders of the primaries Hon. Sabitu Magaji Tsafe.

Mr. Magami said, after the national headquarters of the party received the petition by Mr. Magaji it took the bold decision of nullifying the election and instructed the party to conduct fresh election.

He added that, when they received the notice of the conduct of the fresh election, the petitioner Mr. Magaji who became second by vote has defected out of the party after writing the petition.

He said as at that time the party is left with no option than to allow for the affirmation of the third runner which is Ahmad Mai Sudan.

But regarding irregularities that allegedly characterized the conduct of the second party primaries, Magami said, it was true that the screening of the delegates was not conducted in line with the laid down rules and electoral procedures.

He alleged that the three-man delegate that voted on behalf of Magami wards were not genuinely from Magami and that the delegates from Yankuzo (A) and Auki do not cast their votes but their votes were counted.

He added that, while the expected number of votes to be counted were (66) the votes were raised to (73) resulting into over voting.

He also alleged that the second returning officer Dr. Yusuf Kofar Mata ordered the party executives from Gusau and Tsafe to cast their votes as against the provision of the electoral law.

He advised that, the leadership of the party at the national should wage into the matter before it is too late.

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The PDP gubernatorial candidate in Zamfara Dr. Dauda Lawal has denied the comments made by some unscrupulous political agents on the social media that his meeting with the former Governor of Zamfara Ahmad Sani Yarima in london has some political inclination.

Gamjin Gusau who spoke through his campaign team said, he has never met with Yarima in England to discuss politics rather he and Yarima met at a Friday mosque where the wedding of the son of the former Governor was conducted.

“Gamjin Gusau met with the former Governors of Zamfara and Gombe Ahmad Sani Yarima and Danjuma Goje after a Friday prayer in London and as Muslims they waited and exchanged pleasantries”.

“Apart from exchanging pleasantries, no discussion of whatever kind politics or otherwise took place between Gamjin Gusau and former Governor of Zamfara Ahmad Sani Yarima”.

As regard to the rumor that Dauda is planning to defect to the APC the campaign team of Gamjin Gusau said “ this type of reasoning is the least of what the common sense can accept. Gamji is a gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Zamfara , and he has no business whatsoever with the APC since his motive is to ensure that the APC is defeated out of power come 2023 in Zamfara state”.

The campaign committee, alleged that “APC is sponsoring this campaign of calumny because the power brokers within the party have lost control of the affairs of Zamfara and they are scary of the growing popularity of the PDP”.

The campaign committee therefore urged the public to disregard such political insinuation because it is a figment of imagination of the people of doom”.

Gamjin Gusau urged the teeming PDP supporters to continue to work tirelessly in ensuring the success of the PDP, noting that because Zamfara PPD is waxing stronger, APC is busy spreading lies and rumors that are meant to cause confusion in the polity.

He thanked the well-wishers for their concern and assured them of his commitment to continue to spread the good manifestation of the PDP considering it’s growing political popularity in the state.

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The Secretary of Sabon Gari ward Alh Sani Ahmad Shatima has alleged that there was no executive committee meeting of the ward that took place which resulted to the suspension of the state secretary of the party.

According to the letter addressed to the state Chairman of the PDP dated 31/7/2022 copy which was issued to this medium, the Secretary asked the party to dis-regard such letter because it was a mere figment of imagination.

“Such forged letter that was viral on social media on 30/07/2022 should be disregarded in totality and appropriate measure should be taken to deal with such unscrupulous elements that were sponsored by opposition to tear our noble party apart”.

He also asked the Chairman to past track action aimed at arresting the situation and get the matter resolved amicably in the interest of the party.

He insisted that what the party PDP needed is to move in unity and ensure that it has succeeded in the battle ahead of the 2023.

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The former Director General in the administration of Governor Abdulaziz Yari in Zamfara state Junaidu Muhammad Anka had cautioned the former Deputy Governor Mukhtar Ahmad Anka not allow some desperate politicians to use him and ignite crises of division within the All Progressive Congress in Anka.

Junaidu Anka who spoke during a Thunder Blowers TV show Da Wache Kazo insisted that those trying to raise this unnecessary controversy over who lead the APC in Anka is uncalled-for since the tradition of political hierarchy is obvious.

“By convention Sen. Lawal Daniya is the high-ranking politician and by implication he is the party leader in Anka and there is no reason for anyone to doubt this submission “.

“Those trying to use Mukhtar Anka as tools to ignite political tension within APC in Anka are real enemies of the party because there is no reason why this issue shall be risen for now”.

“Even where Sen. Daniya decided to resign from this status by convention member state house of assembly Yusuf Muhammad Anka is supposed to shoo-in as the APC leader in Anka so I don’t understand why some people are trying to drag the former Deputy Governor into unnecessary political log-jam”.

“The former Deputy Governor is supposed to understand that, by his status he is more or less like a father, and he is supposed to pay more attention to state politics not politics of Anka local government because he is bigger than it and I pray he shall see reasons not to allow some clueless politicians to smear his political reputation for their selfish political gains”.

“If they insisted on this argument that Mukhtar Anka is the APC leader in Anka we will also raise alarm that our leader is Ibrahim Babangida Turnuku Anka because it was he who was leading us before the reconciliation“.


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