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Battle royal as Lamido(jnr) warms up to make history in Jigawa Politics

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Battle royal as Lamido(jnr) warms up to make history in Jigawa Politics

By James Ojochegbe

Ahead of the 2023 Governorship election, history is about being made, should the youthful 37 years old Mustapha Sule Lamido, son of the former Governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Sule Lamido be elected as Governor.
A Businessman turned Politician, he was the 2019 PDP Senatorial Candidate for Jigawa South-West Consistuency which he lost despite overwhelming support and followership.

It will be the icing of the cake for the political exploits and leadership of the immediate past Governor of the State if his son is able to achieve the feat.

Though Lamido (jnr) will always tell who ever cared to listen, that his ambition is about his own political carrier not his father’s but clearly the goodwill of his father will also go a long way in paving the way for his very tall ambition to be realised.

The people of the State have been waiting with bated breadth on what next for the Lamido(jnr) after losing the senatorial election in 2019.
Ever since then his political profile has been on the rise as he is seen hobnobbing with the Jigawa Governor, Badaru Abubakar and other notable politicians in the class of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto and the Zamfara Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawale.

The most recent was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Tuesday when Governor Abubakar Badaru was seen holding hands with Lamido(jnr) as they alighted in Abuja Together.


The social media has been agog over their photos which many tagged as ‘rehearsal of power shift’
The atmosphere in Jigawa has been electrified for those who believe in the possibility of Mustapha clinching the coveted position in 2023, however, there has been uneasy calm in the camp of those opposed to his ambition, mostly his traducers some of whom benefited immensely from the father while he held sway.
Some of the pictures carried other inscriptions such as ‘incumbent and incoming’


The University of Abuja Graduate is the Founder of Solid Stone Construction Company, a Firm he founded in 2014.
In his 2019 election statements, on the enthusiasm among youths for his candidature he said more than 50% of the world’s population is dominated by the youths.’ 

“The same thing applies when you step it down to Nigeria as the youth constitute 70 to 75% of its population. The youths have not been given enough opportunity in Nigeria. 

“The APC administration has neglected the youth that brought them to power in 2015. When they won election in 2015 they had nothing apart from the youths. They gave them the mandate by voting massively for them and they protected their votes and ensured the votes counted. 

“The neglect of the youth in Jigawa particularly is something of serious concern having come in contact with them. If you listen to their lamentation and what has befallen them you will be taken aback to wonder what future is there for the youth? 

“You dont see their own future, so my foray into this contest is not my affair alone but for the entire Jigawa State’s youth not for the Jigawa Central Senatorial district alone if I am elected in a couple of weeks.”

He said most of the youths have taken his candidature as their personal projects. 

“They see my reflection in them and I see theirs in me. As a young person I know the problem with our age bracket, I know the crises they are being confronted with daily. 

“Again coming from the same generation with them they see a ray of hope in my candidature. Besides in the country at large we have not been able to secure the future of the youths. 

“So in my aspiration they see a window of opportunity for their own political aspirations and their future especially judging from the way their issue had been handled for the past two decades in politics where they are used and dumped and they never got any patronage commensurate with the energy they expended to bring them on board.”

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APC’s advocates forum backs Akpabio as ‘natural leader’ in Akwa Ibom

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APC’s advocates forum backs Akpabio as ‘natural leader’ in Akwa Ibom

A progressive forum of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Advocates Forum has declared that former governor of Akwa Ibom and the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, is the ‘natural leader’ of the party in the state being a serving cabinet member.

The group, however, called on APC’s National Caretaker Committee led by the Yobe state governor to call those sponsoring mischief against the Minister to order, adding that “the political sagacity of the former two-term governor can not be compared to any other person in the state.”

In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja by the national coordinator of the APC Advocates Forum, Barrister Johnson Essien, threatened to expose those behind the crisis rocking the Akwa Ibom state chapter of the party.

The group described as ‘unwise decision’ for some chieftains of the party to contest the natural leadership God has bestowed on the Minister (Akpabio).

“The recent development in Akwa Ibom APC by a segment of the party denying Chief Godswill Akpabio as the leader in the state is unwise despite the natural role nature has bestowed on him as a former governor and a serving cabinet member from the state.

“We, therefore call on Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC National Caretaker Committee to look inward and call to order the enemy within the system causing bad blood in Akwa Ibom APC.”

They described “APC as a body without engine in Akwa Ibom state until Godswill Akpabio joined the fold in 2018.

“During his eight years as Governor of Akwa Ibom, the Hon. Minister changed the face of the State and touched lives like never before – earning himself the sobriquet Uncommon Transformer. On assuming office as Minister, he has been a stickler for performance, committing himself to ensuring the speedy development of the Niger Delta region in tandem with his Ministry’s mandate.”

The statement added that for any leader of the party or aspirant in the state to go far politically in 2023, such a person needs Minister Akpabio.

“We are using this medium to warn the crisis merchants to desist because the Niger Delta Affairs minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio is a force that will decide the fate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.”

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No APC supporter defected in Zamfara-Zannan Bungudu

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No APC supporter defected in Zamfara-Zannan Bungudu

A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara Sate, Abdulmalik Zubairu (Zannan Bungudu) has described as “politically deceptive” the recent announcement by the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Tukur Danfulani that he received over 1000 defectors from APC in Bungudu constituency.

Zanna who spoke to journalists in Gusau on Sunday said PDP leaders in Zamfara led by Tukur Danfulani are using the tactics of receiving defectors to collect money from Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.

He affirmed that Comrade Danda Bungudu is a known card-carrying member of the PDP and ahead of what he described as “film making event of Saturday” the posters of Comrade Danda Bungudu have been in circulation in Bungudu town and environs bearing PDP logo and tags.

He further explained that people like Mainasara Rimi, Nura Umar (NU) Sani Maidala Bela, Alh Yahoo Lawali (Yabo Minister), Kabiru B. Super Kwatarkwashi and Eng. Tsoho Mamman who accompanied Danda Bungudu to government house on Saturday are all card carrying members of PDP and they are known to every citizen of Bungudu local government.

He challenged PDP leaders in Bungudu to deny this claim made by him if they have counter fact noting that Bungudu has always been a stronghold of APC adding that, that political tempo would be sustained.

“There is no APC supporter from Yari or Marafa factions that defect to the PDP. I am a party stakeholder in the area and if their claim is genuine let them publish the names of the 1000 supporters for the entire world to see”.

“The few of them you saw in the picture are already members of the PDP and if they have received 1000 supporters of the APC why can’t they at least published their names for people to see and make judgement”.

Zanna added that, the new PDP Chairman in Zamfara is only playing a game of deceit and this is not politics because you have to be practical as a politician. We challenged PDP to publish the names of these 1000 people if at all they are serious”.

He assured that APC is intact in Bungudu and affirmed that Danda Bungudu and his co-travellers were at the Governor’s residence on Saturday for a monetary mission and asked that they most not hide under the APC before they can get their monetary mission accomplished.

He added that, APC leader in Zamfara Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar is doing well for the supporters of the party and that none would move to the PDP with the state of uncertainty that characterized its political operation.

He advised Governor Bello Matawalle to trade with caution as the majority of those he received as defectors are already members of his party but riding on the political tactics of the PDP Chairman to be extorting money from him.

Zanna also advised the Governor to instead of wasting money in the name of receiving defectors execute some developmental projects that would torch the lives of Zamfara people noting that, in the two years of Matawalle administration people of Bungudu have not benefited from infrastructural projects worth N10 million naira

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Over 1000 supporters of Yari, Marafa defect to PDP in Zamfara

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Over 1000 supporters of Yari, Marafa defect to PDP in Zamfara

Over 1000 supporters of Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa from Bungudu Local Government have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

A statement by Yusuf Idris Gusau, Director General, Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication to the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle indicated that the decampees were received earlier by the PDP State Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani Maikatako and later presented to governor Matawalle at his residence.

Leader of the decampees, Comrade Abdullahi Danda Bungudu said they were at the governor’s residence to register their support as they have already declared their defection earlier at the state PDP Secretariat and were received officially by the state Party Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani.

Comrade Danda further said, the reason why they defected from APC to PDP was as a result of the way and manner the governor handled the security situation in the state and the many laudable projects he is executing in less than two years of his being in office.

He observed that it is on record that before the coming of Matawalle’s administration, Zamfara was in a serious war which almost destroyed it to a failed one as all government machineries were not working .

Bungudu however averred that the vision and foresight of governor Matawalle and his style of leadership changed all that and convinced them to join the PDP from their former political party, APC .

Responding, governor Bello Matawalle said his administration is determined to bring development to the people of the state at all levels with a view of making the state more secured and economically viable.

He further said, as a leader, his primary responsibility is to protect the lives and properties of the citizens including their dignity for upcoming generations.

He assured them of equal treatment in the party and also commended their foresight and positive decision to join his party, the PDP for the purpose of developing Zamfara state.

Matawalle added that with people of their caliber in the party, he is sure that alot will be achieved.

Notable among those who defected were Comrade Abdullahi Danda Bungudu, Alhaji Adamu Abu Samawa and Alhaji Abbas Abdullahi Bela who was the current Vice chairman of APC in Bungudu Local Government.

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