69 former councilors, 14 former LG secretaries dump APC, join PDP in Zamfara


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Sixty nine former councilors and 14 former local government secretaries in Zamfara state who were followers of former Governor Abdul Aziz Yari’s faction of the APC have defected to the ruling PDP in the state.

This was stated by the Press Secretary to Governor Bello Matawalle, Alhaji Jamilu Ilyasu Birnin Magaji in a press release made available to newsmen today.

According to the statement the decampees who served as elected Councillors between  2012, 2015 to 2019 respectively defected from the All progressives Congress APC to the Peoples Democratic party PDP under the auspices of the State Chapter of the Ex-councillors Forum.

The leader of the Ex-councillors, Alhaji Tukur Muhammed Magami said their decision to leave their former boss followed their strong believe in the leadership style of Governor Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun, especially in the fight against insecurity and his provision of good political atmosphere in all parts of the state.

He said, the present administration led by the Matawallen Maradun has proved that it is a government for all as it has not victimized or threatened the political affiliation of members of other political parties in the state.

According to the forum leader, such an administration needs the coming together and support of all and sundry for it to continue to provide democratic dividends to all citizens in the state.

He assured that all their followers and supporters including their family members share the same opinion and declaration to the Matawalle led government and have decided to join the PDP with the prayers that they too will be carried along for the development of the state.

Similarly, spokesman of the former local Government council secretaries Alhaji Saadu Mayana expressed confidence in Matawalle’s ability to transform the state to the envy of others in the country.

He also alligned with the councillors saying on behalf of the former council secretaries of the 14 local government areas of the state, they have unanimously resolved to join the PDP government in the state under Matawalle towards a better Zamfara.

 In his response, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle who expressed happiness while receiving the PDP new entrants noted that his call will always be for all well meaning citizens in the state to join him in moving the state forward.

He muted that his idea of tranforming the state to an enviable position can easily be actualized if everyone joins him in this regard, especially in the fight against insecurity.

The governor said, his doors would remain open for all to join him in order to fashion out the best approaches to the development of the state.

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