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ZAMFARA PDP STATE CONGRESS SUFFER SETBACK AS POLITICAL THUGS INVADED VENUE & DESTROY VALUABLE ITEMS FIXES FOR THE ACTIVITIES

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Zamfara state chapter of the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) has scheduled the conduct of its state congresses for Monday the 27th of December 2021 before things fall apart.

At around 9:00am delegates started arriving at the venue of the congresses located inside one oil mill at Samaru Gusau when political thugs alleged to be loyal to the ruling APC invaded the venue with dangerous weapons and destroyed the entire facilities fixed for the conduct of the party congresses.

They destroyed all canopies and chairs provided for the delegates, sets part of them on fire and also crashed some unspecified number of vehicles belonging to the PDP delegates

After chasing away all the delegates from the venue, they later moved to the PDP headquarters located opposite state Ministry of Finance and crashed-down all the party flags erected.

One of the delegates Umar Ibrahim from Maru local government who escaped the invasion told this medium that, the Civil Defense officials earlier deployed as at the time the thugs invaded the venue were overpowered due to the dangerous nature of the weapons the thugs were allegedly carrying.

The atmosphere became relatively peaceful with the deployment of armed police men and civil defense operatives who take charge of the security of the area

Later on due to some strategic security reasons, the conduct of the PDP congresses was moved to the Gusau Command Guest-in where delegates assembled to continue with their business activities.

As at 1:00pm the arrangement for the conduct of the PDP state Congresses is on the top gear and the State Deputy Governor Mahadi Aliyu and other top party officials including members of the caretaker committee have arrived to the venue for the commencement of the activity

ZAMFARA APC IS SCARED OF OUR STRENGTH (PDP CHIEFTAIN)

One of the officials of the PDP who doubled as the Principal Private Secretary (PPS) to the Deputy Governor Aminu Gyangyam finger pointed at the ruling APC for masterminding the atrocities against their planned congresses, noting that they are afraid of the strength of the PDP in Zamfara state.

“They fear the PDP, and they believed the best way to show their fear is to make sure that they frustrated our state congresses, and you have seen for yourself delegates are more than determined to ensure that the state congresses took place and the party leaders emerged”.

He described as childish how the ruling APC led by Governor Bello Matawalle is ridiculing its self so low to fighting opposition party that is known to be peaceful and conducting its legitimate activity.

“Governor Matawalle should know that this party brought him to power, and this should not be the types of reward he shall pay the party with”.

APC MATAWALLE FACTION IS SENDING DANGEROUS SIGNAL AHEAD OF 2023 ELECTIONS (SPOKESPERSON, APC MARAFA FACTION

The Spokesperson of APC Sen. Kabir Marafa faction Bello Bakyasuwa has described what happened at the venue of Zamfara PDP Congress as a very dangerous signal to what may likely be going to happen during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

Bakyasuwa who spoke to this medium on phone said, similar attack was carried out by same group of THUGS loyal to Matawalle APC faction during the conduct of the parallel congress by Marafa faction.

“What they have repeated today is highly condemnable and this shows that they are planning to crash democracy in its entirety in Zamfara state noting that the entire world need to know that democracy is on trial in Zamfara state.

He called on the security agencies to be more alive and ensure that the perpetrators of this undemocratic acts are arrested and brought to book.

He noted further that such threat would not deter Sen. Marafa faction and indeed all his supporters from carrying out their legitimate political activities in line with the laid down rule and regulations

ZAMFARA PDP HAS HISTORY OF CRISES DURING EVERY CONGRESS (APC SPOKESPERSON

In a swift reaction, the Publicity Secretary of the APC Zamfara state Yusuf Idris Gusau said, APC has no hand in what is going on noting that it is completely an internal problem of the PDP.

“They are the architect of their problem we heard that some powerful persons are planning to enforce candidates on them, especially Col. Bala Mande and Shatiman Rijiya as Chairman and Secretary and some people within the party are eying for some alternative candidates, so they might be the ones to instigate the crises within their party.

Idris said APC should not be dragged into what is happening, noting that PDP has a record of having crises whenever they want to conduct Congresses and the record is there from 1999 to date.

“The Governor as the Chief Security officer of the state issued them clearance to go ahead and conduct their congresses so how would he allow his party supporters to go and distract what he has played it does not make any sense at all” Idris added

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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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