WARD CONGRESS: Gov Matawalle Optimistic of APC’s Unity, Despite Sabotage


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state Zamfara State has reiterated that the All Progressives Congress APC will remain united in the state in spite of efforts by a few disgruntled elements to cause disharmony.

In a statement, the Director General Media Public Enlightenment and Communications Malam Yusuf Idris said Matawalle made the assertion on Saturday while chairing the party’s stakeholders meeting  held at the Government House, Gusau.

The Governor who was represented by the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Nasiru Muazu Magarya at the event, maintained that all members of the party respect its constitution especially as regards to leadership roles in order to uphold the tenets of discipline, loyalty and harmony.

He said, as responsible leaders, the leaders of the party at all levels respect hiararchy which recognizes President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s leader at the National level and state governors in APC controlled states as leaders of the party in their respective states.

This according to him, has ensured the gains of the party throughout the country.

He noted with passion, the effort of the National Working Committee of the party led by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe for facilitating the growth of the party leading to registration of over one million members in the state at the last registration exercise.

The Governor then commended all stakeholders of the party and other supporters for ensuring a rancour free exercise while calling on them not to be diverted by the negative views of those who are bent on destroying the party.

Earlier, the leader of the team from the APC National Secretariat, Alhaji Kabiru Masari said they were deployed to the state for the exercise according to the dictates of the party’s constitution.

He said, all existing guidelines of the party would be followed with respect to those who go for consensus and those who opted for election.

Also the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman in the state, Sen. Hassan Mohammed Nasiha urged members to go about the exercise freely and without fear of harassment or intimidation by anybody or group.

Nasiha who pointed out that nothing illegal was taking place, cautioned those trying to sabortage the exercise to desist in their own interest or face the party’s wrath against such recalcitrants.

The stakeholders meeting was attended by Ambassador, Bashir Yuguda Gusau, Former Deputy Governors, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad and Hon Muktar Ahmad Anka, Senator Sahabi Ya’u Kaura, Senator Lawal Hassan Dan-Iya, Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha, Honourable Aminu Sani Jaji, Honourable Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi and Professor Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi. 

Others were the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Chief of Staff to the Speaker National Assembly, Honourable Sanusi Garba Rikiji, Party leaders, Honourable Commissioners, and members of National and State Assemblies, Special Advisers and Directors General among others 

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