8th November, 2022
By Shuaib Sadiq
Governor Bello Matawalle has received 52 political groups into the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gusau, Zamfara state.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser, Public Enlightenment, Media, and Communications to the governor, Mr Zailani Bappa.
According to the statement, the defectors came from different political groups including the Women Frontier for Matawalle.
The Frontier group was led by Hadiza Rufa’i-Imam who said members would henceforth work for the success of the APC in the state.
She presented different women groups from Daza and Tamburawa villages in Bungudu Local Government Area of the state to the governor.
She said the women, who were card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had defected to the APC.
Leaders of other women groups also presented members to Gov. Matawalle and pledged support for their new party, the APC.
The groups promised to work to dispel the propaganda being spread against the APC’s `Muslim-Muslim’ ticket and ensure the party’s success at the polls at all levels.
Matawalle commended the groups for their foresight and noted that since he defected from the PDP, every real politician would eventually join him in the APC.
“All powerful and respected people who contributed to the development of Zamfara are now in the APC.
“Politically speaking, I wonder what a responsible person who loves our dear state at heart will still be doing outside the APC,’’ Bappa quoted the governor to have said.
Matawalle urged Zamfara people to vote en-masse for the APC “from top to bottom’’ at the 2023 general elections.