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.
PDP in Kogi accuses APC of defacing its secretariat
***asks ruling party to stop beating drums of violence
Kogi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the action of some elements in Odolu Ward, lgalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of the state for defacing its Secretariat with the inscription of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
In a statement through its publicity Secretary, Bode Ogunmola, the party, said the action is tantamount to beating the drum of violence.
It reminded those who carried out the action that madness is not the exclusive rights of any political party, noting that the action is tantamount to wanting to forcefully secure the property.
The PDP in the statement said such has never happened in the political history of the state, adding that, the APC and particularly those who perpetrated the act, are driving the state on a dangerous path.
While calling on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators, the PDP, advised the APC to call its attack dogs to order and stop further heating the polity in the interest of peace across the state.
The party remind the APC that politically instigated violence would serve no good to anyone.
2023: Nasarawa speaker drums support for Gov. Sule’s second term bid
From Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia
The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has said that there is no alternative to Governor Abdullahi Sule and All Progressive Congress ( APC) in the state come 2023.
Addressing stakeholders in his home town in Umaisha,Toto LGA of the state, the speaker described Governor Sule as a leader with great passion and zeal for peace, Unity and speedy growth of the State, hence the need for all to rally round the governor to succeed.
“The handwriting is very clear on the wall. as far as I’m concerned, in Nasarawa State we have no any other candidate to fueld in 2023 apart from Governor Sule.
“Every state, every country, every local area and so on, elect leaders that will give result and with the antecedence of Governor Sule, especially some of us that are working closely with him know very well that his project, his dream, his thinking day and night is all about Nasarawa State”
“So what else do we want than to give him all the necessary support to succeed and transformed our beloved state because if God spare our lives and by his grace, Sule will serve out his eight Years, he said.
The speaker emphasized the fact that peace is priceless as the first instrument of development, hence the need for all to give the Governor the support in his peace and development efforts to encourage more investors to the state to boost socio-economic activities.
According to him, the State assembly under his watch will give Governor Sule maximum support and cooperation to succeed beyond expectation as he reiterated that the assembly will continue to enact laws and pass resolutions that will be of the best interest of the the people of the state.
Tinubu, Atiku should stop wasting their time, Igboman will be Nigeria’s President in 2023, says Ibegbu
The immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, has asked the national Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former vice President Atiku Abubakar stire ckear asit is time for Ibo man to rule Nigeria.
In a statement he signed and issued o Saturday, he promised to use his connection to build bridges with all stakeholders, groups and power points in the country to realise his ambition.
Ibegbu noted that the “Nigeria Presidency is not gotten by sentiments, threats or emotions but through diplomatic persuasion and he will reach out to all Nigerian stakeholders and party leaders to achieve that.”
Ibegbu noted that there has to be political, economic and structural justice in the nation.
He urged people of the Southeast to put their acts together in the pursuit of their legitimate rights in Nigeria as he condemned the killings all over the country.
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