ZAMFARA, Nigeria – Governor Bello Muhammed Matawallen has received 69 former Councillors and 14 Local Government Council secretaries who dumped former Governor Abdulaziz Yari and the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the state.
The party men 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, Alh Tukur Muhammed Magami said the decision to leave Yari followed their strong belief in the leadership style of Governor Bello Muhammed Matawallen, especially in the fight against insecurity and his provision of a good political atmosphere in all parts of the state.
“The present administration led by the Matawallen 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.
Magami, however, assured that all followers and supporters including their family members share the same opinion 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 aligned with the councillors, saying that 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 said his idea of transforming the state to an enviable position can easily be actualized if everyone joins him, especially in the fight against insecurity.
The governor said, his doors will remain open for all to join him in order to fashion out the best approaches for the development of the state.