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Matawalle charges successor on security



Matawalle charges successor dauda on security

Immediate past Governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawalle has charged Gov. Dauda Lawal to involve major stakeholders in finding lasting solutions to the security situation bedeviling the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by Matawalle’s spokesman, Yusuf Idris in Abuja on Sunday.

Matawalle, a Miinister-designate from Zamfara stated this when he received members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Zamfara Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at his Abuja residence on Saturday.

“Since he took over the administration of Zamfara from me, all that Dauda Lawal has been doing is political vendetta directed against me while the blood of citizens is being wasted by bandits on a daily basis.

“When I became governor in 2019, I was always in touch with my predecessor, Sen. Abdulaziz Yari and other critical stakeholders to address the insecurity situation in our dear state.

“As it stands now, Dauda is still yet to even appoint a Security Adviser making one to wonder if as the chief executive of the state he has the people who voted him into office at heart,” Matawalle queried.

He said the state government has many ways to confront the security crisis in the area, cautioning that it which may continue to escalate if serious action is not taken.

Matawalle then thanked members of the Chapel for the show of solidarity and for working professionally to promote Zamfara.

Earlier, the Chairman of the chapel, Sani Dutsinma said they were in Abuja to congratulate and wish the former governor well over his nomination for a ministerial position by President Bola Tinubu.

Dutsinma, who presented copy of a book written on Matawalle by the chapel to the minister-designate assured that the media will always partner with him for the benefit of the state.

Reacting, Mustapha Jafaru, spokesman to Gov. Dauda Lawal described Matawalle’s concern as a “fallacy”, saying it will carry no weight in the minds of the people of the state.

“Matawalle has nothing to contribute to the security challenges facing Zamfara at the moment because for the four years he spent as governor, he had not been able to stop the killings by bandits in the state.

“As long as governor Dauda is concerned, he will not contact Matawalle on security and as you know, in less than 100 days in office, the governor has been able to meet and discuss way forward on these challenges with relevant security experts.

“So, the issue is not about appointment of an adviser on security or such irrelevant things but about positive actions to be taken which the governor is doing and recording success,” Jafaru said.


APC To Yahaya Bello: Stop Confusing The Party, No Vacancy For National Chairman



Yahaya Bello Kogi state

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the immediate-past governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello that there is no vacancy in the office of the national chairman of the party.

The national publicity secretary of the party, Felix Morka warned the former Kogi governor to stop confusing the party, saying the position of the national chairman is currently occupied.

Morka handed down the warning while addressing newsmen at the national secretariat of the party.

The posters of the former governor were seen on major streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), especially around the federal secretariat and on walls and fences of structures around the APC national secretariat along Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

The bold picture of the former Kogi state governor is adorned with the inscription, “APC Next Level. Alhaji Yahaya Bello as APC National Chairman. Leading the Change, Building a Stronger APC.”

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Edo 2024: Labour Party, Apapa Factions Clash Over Governorship Primaries



The Edo State chapter of the Labour Party has disclaimed purported guidelines and timetable for the Edo governorship primaries of the party issued by one Dr Abayomi Arabambi which is being circulated by a section of the media.

The Publicity Secretary of Edo State Labour Party, Comrade Sam Uroupa, in a statement noted that the said Dr Abayomi Arabambi is neither a member of Labour Party nor an official of the party and therefore lacks the locus standi to issue any statement on behalf of the party.

“The attention of the Edo State chapter of Labour Party has been drawn to the release of a purported time table of activities for Edo State governorship primaries which was signed by one Dr Abayomi Arabambi ahead the 2024 gubernatorial election.

“The Edo State chapter of Labour Party wish to state as follows: “That the national secretariat of the Labour Party has not released guidelines for the nomination of the party’s candidate for the Edo State 2024 governorship election.

“The said Dr Abayomi Arabambi who issued the purported guidelines and timetable for the Labour Party in respect of the Edo State Labour Party gubernatorial primaries is not a member of Labour Party and therefore lacks the locus to formulate guidelines for the Edo State Labour Party gubernatorial primaries and issue same to the public.

“The Edo State chapter of Labour Party has a communication channel with the national secretariat of the party and this imposter – Dr Abayomi Arabambi – is not in any way connect with chain of communication.

While appealing to the party’s governorship aspirants for the Edo governorship election, its members and the general public to disregard the purported guidelines, the statement assured that the public will be duly informed of the activities lined up for the Edo governorship primaries when the party national secretariat issues the guidelines and timetable.

“The general public will be duly informed through the appropriate Labour Party communication channel the guidelines and timetable for the party’s governorship primaries for the Edo State 2024 gubernatorial election when it is issued by the national secretariat of Labour Party.

“We appeal to all the Labour Party governorship aspirants in Edo State, all party members, our teeming supporters in Edo State and the general public to disregard the guidelines and timetable for the Edo State governorship election as issued by Dr Abayomi Arabambi as he’s not a member of Labour Party.”

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