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Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Islie: 3:17pm On Jun 01, 2021
Mr Matawalle dissolved his cabinet on Tuesday, reportedly as part of his move to defect to the APC on Democracy Day.


By Abubakar Ahmadu Maishanu
The dissolution of the Zamfara State executive council on Tuesday is part of Governor Bello Matawalle’s preparations for defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a source close to the governor has told PREMIUM TIMES.

According to the source, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the development, Mr Matawalle will formally declare for the APC on June 12, as part of the ceremony to mark Democracy Day.

The source said the governor dissolved his cabinet because some members, including the deputy governor, Mahdi Aliyu, are reluctant to make the journey to the ruling party with him.

For a while, it has been rumoured that the governor has been harbouring plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even though some leaders of the APC in the state do not want him in the party.

On Tuesday, he sacked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Bala Bello, the 23 commissioners, his Chief of Staff, Bala Mande, and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Bashir Maru.

Following the development, sources who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES said the governor will finally dump the PDP on June 12.

Mr Matawalle wants to be in the APC before the National Conventional of the party in June. To participate in the convention, he needs to register with the APC in its on-going membership revalidation and registration exercise.

Mr Matawalle was declared governor on May 24, 2019, after the Supreme Court disqualified all the APC candidates in the state in the general election of that year over the failure of the party to conduct valid primaries.

The apex court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the votes secured by the APC in all the elections and decide the new winners from the remaining valid votes.

APC had swept the poll in the state by winning the presidential, governorship and all the federal and state legislative seats while PDP candidates trailed in the second position.


Resistance within

However, the governor’s fresh move to join the APC is allegedly being challenged by some members of the dissolved cabinet and the deputy governor, Mr Aliyu.

This was cited as the major reason the governor decided to dissolve the cabinet, sources said.

Mr Aliyu, who is a son of a former Minister of Defence, Ali Gusau, was said to be opposed to moving into the APC, arguing that the court awarded the electoral victory in 2019 to also the PDP and not just its candidates.

However, the governor’s plan to join the APC is allegedly being backed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

All the 24 members of the state House of Assembly, including the speaker, Nasiru Magarya, were said to have also agreed to join the governor in the APC.

But PREMIUM TIMES could not ascertain the stands of the federal lawmakers from the state who are also members of the PDP.

When contacted, the governor’s spokesperson, Yusuf Idris, said Mr Matawalle has the right to decide which political party to align with and that he would take a decision that is good for Zamfara State.

“I am yet to be briefed on whether he is leaving PDP or not, only time will tell,” the official said.

“The governor has been in politics for long and has been elected to several positions, so he can decide to be in any political party he wishes. People should not rush to conclusion; the governor is most concerned by the security of Zamfara.

“You can see, when he came on board, he introduced the peace dialogue initiative, which has helped in reducing killings and kidnappings in the state,” Mr Idris said.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/465055-zamfara-governor-matawalle-to-join-apc-on-june-12-source.html



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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by kinzation(m): 3:24pm On Jun 01, 2021
Cross carpeting everywhere
Everybody joining the APC geng set for doom..



FTC again third time
We move

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by WiszyFraud: 3:27pm On Jun 01, 2021
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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by slawormiir: 3:27pm On Jun 01, 2021
Damnnn niggarrrr
Political prostitutes

Joining a party with no ideology

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by BruncleZuma: 3:28pm On Jun 01, 2021
grin grin grin grin

And some child with parental disabilities would start chanting 16 years like the three blind mice... Umu aka sef

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by dbtt: 3:28pm On Jun 01, 2021
Nigeria gradually becoming a one party system.

Pdp ought to play opposition party. Secondus, this name self. E get as e be.

A good name is better than......

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by signature2012(m): 3:28pm On Jun 01, 2021
Nothing new.
Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by GreaterFuture(m): 3:28pm On Jun 01, 2021
Ok
Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by kinzation(m): 3:29pm On Jun 01, 2021
Slawo boss
I hail
slawormiir:
Damnnn niggarrrr
Political prostitute

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Chris0017: 3:30pm On Jun 01, 2021
No wam

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Maxymilliano(m): 3:30pm On Jun 01, 2021
Unfortunately for him, he will have to forfeit the governorship position once he decamped to anther party.

The Supreme court position that declared PDP the winner is very clear on this, all elective positions contested by the APC in 2019 was nullified, meaning, APC does not have ANY candidate in the election, and the PARTY with the second highest valid electoral votes be declared winner (irrespective of who the party present)

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by BlessedNuel: 3:30pm On Jun 01, 2021
Na their way...jumping from pillar to post
Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by BigSarah(f): 3:30pm On Jun 01, 2021
It's about time, Remains Wike

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by opalu: 3:30pm On Jun 01, 2021
No be juju be that?
Your state is controlled by terrorists. Instead of defeating them, you are budgeting money to officially decamp.

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Baawaa(m): 3:31pm On Jun 01, 2021
This man is a traitor

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Nobody: 3:31pm On Jun 01, 2021
At this rate how many states would be PDP by the next elections?

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by legendEMT(m): 3:31pm On Jun 01, 2021
He wants his sins to be forgiven. Sins of funding bandits and terrorists to kidnap.

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by jojofola: 3:31pm On Jun 01, 2021
Buhari dey show everybody pepper.
PDP Governors sef join. cheesy cheesy

No wonder Wike was also threatening to leave PDP.
Nawa. Nigeria don over cast cheesy
Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by DMerciful(m): 3:31pm On Jun 01, 2021
Total separation is what will guarantee prosperity for any progressive group in Nigeria!

Imagine endorsing APC considering how they've ruined Nigeria probably beyond redemption

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by etrange: 3:31pm On Jun 01, 2021
Lol... he dissolved his cabinet, carried his bag and moved; no ideology, nothing.
Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by DMerciful(m): 3:32pm On Jun 01, 2021
This news pleases you?

APC gaining strength means endorsement of the current hardship and insecurities
BigSarah:
It's about time, Remains Wike
Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Nobody: 3:32pm On Jun 01, 2021
Maxymilliano:
Unfortunately for him, he will have to forfeit the governorship position once he decamped to anther party.

The Supreme court position that declared PDP the winner is very clear on this, all elective positions contested by the APC in 2019 was nullified, meaning, APC does not have ANY candidate in the election, and the PARTY with the second highest valid electoral votes be declared winner (irrespective of who the party present)

The ruling had been made and he is the governor. He can now defect if he wants. His defection is not electoral but personal and the law cannot stop him

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Akpuobi1: 3:32pm On Jun 01, 2021
DW
Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by MajorOvakporaye(f): 3:33pm On Jun 01, 2021
Nigerian politicians are just like Nigerian political parties. No ideology, na anywhere food dey, belle go face too. Stupid idiots!

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by dechriscool(m): 3:33pm On Jun 01, 2021
It is finished
No body is thinking of how to strategize and form a formidable opposition to Apc.
By extension, wrestle power from the this APC government that has caused so much suffering to Nigerians.They are thinking of their personal interest.
My brother/sister if u have a way to leave this country.Jakpa

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Coldshisha: 3:33pm On Jun 01, 2021
cool



If you want to know who and who would soon join APC, google the people who sent birthday messages to Tinubu praising him, check out the list of people that always attend his birthday colloquium

CPC's 8 years under Buhari is getting wrapped up smart Politicians know it's Tinubu's ACN's time


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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Revere27: 3:33pm On Jun 01, 2021
Don't be surprised if you still see this man coming back to PDP before 2023 and worshipping them cheesy.... That's how our today's politics is been run.

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by chrisxxx(m): 3:33pm On Jun 01, 2021
good development

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Re: Zamfara Governor Matawalle To Join APC On June 12 - Premium Times by Baawaa(m): 3:34pm On Jun 01, 2021

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