Over twenty thousand supporters of the All Progressive Congress APC in Zamfara State including Former Deputy Governor, Muktar Ahmad Anka, 2 Former Speakers, Hon Muhammad Bawa Gusau and Hon Abdullahi Bature Umar Sambo, Former Deputy Speaker, Hon Namadi Isa Kasuwar Daji, 5 former Commissioners and Special advisers have defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Zamfara State.
They announced their defection today in a reception ceremony organized at Government House Gusau.
The defectors were received into the PDP family by the state Governor Hon Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle who assured them of his administration’s position on justice to all and that they will be given equal opportunity to serve the state effectively for the purpose of having a united Zamfara State.
The Governor also urged them to enlighten others over the importance of joining hands with his administration to develop Zamfara State to the envy of others.
He maintained that his administration will continue to give emphasis in securing the state and improving the living Standard of the common man of the state through the provision of social intervention programmes being introduced with a view of reducing hardship in the state.
In their separate speeches The former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Muktar Ahmad Anka, Hon Abdullahi Bature Umar Sambo and Hon Muhammad Bawa Gusau said their decision to join the Peoples Democratic Party was informed by the leadership style of Governor Matawalle and the peace being enjoyed by the people of the state.
They said that the return of peace in the state and the development plan of the current administration are very crucial in every development indices and they will want to be part of it so that they can also make reasonable contribution.
They also assured to assist the government to achieve its set objectives at any level of development.
The defectors include Former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Muktar Ahmad Anka, 2 former Speakers, Hon Muhammad Bawa Gusau and Hon Abdullahi Bature Umar Sambo and former Deputy Speaker Hon Namadi Isah Kasuwa Daji.
Others are former Commissioners, Hon Abdullahi Mohammed Gurbin Bore,Hon Ango Umar Bakura Hon Kabiru Ahmad Janyau and Hon Engr Mustapha Musa Mayana.
The remaining are former Special Advisers,Hon Aliyu Ibrahim Magaji Ajala and Hon Rilwanu Nagambo Anka while 2 Former State Assembly Members that include Hon Mannir Aliyu Gidan Jaja and Hon Abdullahi Danyaro Wuya together with the Current Vice Chairman of Zurmi Local Government Hon Mainasara Atiku Zurmi and many former SSAs along with their loyalists, associates and family members.
YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU
Director General Press Affairs, Government House,Gusau.