Gov Matawalle’s Ally Dumps PDP For APC In Zamfara

An ally to the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, Alhaji Anas Waziri has dumped Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The development was confirmed in a statement made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday by the Special Assistant, New Media to Sen. Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North), Bashar Abubakar, Naija News reports.

The report said the Chairman of Matawalle Support Organization in Sokoto state, walked into the ruling party with hundreds of his supporters today.

Stating their reason for dumping PDP, Waziri said they resolved to withdraw their membership from the PDP as its leaders had failed to take them to the promised land.

“Our exit from PDP is a sign of victory for APC because of its acceptability across the board,” Abubakar quoted Waziri as saying.

According to Waziri, more PDP members are on their way to joining APC. The politician described the APC governorship candidate, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu as “the best choice for the people of the state as he is gaining more support.”

Receiving the defectors, Aliyu told them that they will be carried along like other members of the party. He also promised to run an all-inclusive government, if elected as governor of the state.

Governor Matawalle had on Wednesday said that criminal elements deserve the death penalty approved by his administration.

The Governor who spoke during an interview on Television Continental said terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in his state deserve to die like animals.

Matawalle said his government has tried several options to curb banditry in the state, but such measures have failed to fully curb criminal activities.

He said: “God knows I have adopted so many options for this crisis to leave the state, but unfortunately, there are good and bad people in any society.

“We’ve tried all we can. I’ve adopted so many options in the state and most of the options have yielded a lot of results.

“I’ve done dialogue. I shut down the network. We cut the food supply and we saw successes, but it’s not 100 percent. The bandits fear the Yansakai vigilante group because they use a fabricated weapon. They put motorcycle plugs into it. Bandits fear that weapon; the weapon cuts the bandits into two.

“They see Yansakai as the most devilish people. I know why I gave that directive and I’ve succeeded with that directive I’ve given.”


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