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The former Director General Campaign to Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and immediate past Commissioner for Information in the government of Abdulazeez Yari Alh Sanda Muhammad Danjari has defected to the ruling People’s Democratic Party.

The former Information Commissioner who was a long term political ally to Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle since during their days as Commissioners under Yarima took over from his predecessor Ibrahim Maigandi Danmalikin Gidan Goga as DG campaign to Governor Bello Matawalle sometimes between 2012 and 2013 before he defected from the PDP and joined APC under Governor Yari where he was made a Commissioner and member of the Yari cabinet.

Now that the APC has losses to the PDP again, the former Commissioner has defected back to the ruling PDP.

The former Commissioner has visited the Governor in his Abuja residence and he is bill to perfect his defection through a defection rally to be organized soon.

Confirming the development to Thunder Blowers, Governor Bello Matawalle’s Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment Media and Communication Malam Zailani Bappa said the two political allies have met and the former Commissioner has demonstrated his willingness to join the ruling party.

Zailani Bappa said as soon as the Governor is back to the State grand reception rally would be held in honour of the former Commissioner and his hundreds of supporters in Gusau.

The defection of former Commissioner Danjari came barely less than twelve hours after the former Local Council Chairman of Chafe Aliyu Abubakar MC had received hundreds of political supporters from the PDP and Senator Marafa faction of the APC at a grand rally held in Chafe Local Government APC party office.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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