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Matawalle, Zamfara lawmakers set to join APC, aide says

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Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, is set to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.

Yusuf Idris, his spokesperson, said the governor will join the ruling party with “the national and state assembly members as well as the PDP executives from all levels of the state”.

The governor, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had earlier dissolved the state’s executive council, in what appears as the plan for his defection.

“All is now set for our governor to move from the PDP to the APC,” Idris said on Sunday.

“All the committees that are charged with responsibility for a smooth transition of the governor have reported from their various committees that things have taken shape for the event which is scheduled to hold at a grand reception in Gusau on Tuesday, June 29.

“Let me emphasise to you that Zamfara politicians have always been a single family and even as a PDP governor, my principal, Gov Bello Matawalle has always related very well with those in the opposition parties.

“Many people from high and low have followed the governor into the PDP in order to offer their positive advices for the growth and development of the state, some of such persons were given top government positions and responsibilities which they held very well too.

“Under this new development of joining the APC, which will be witnessed by 18 APC governors, the governor will come along with all the national and state assembly members as well as the PDP executives from all levels of the state.”

He added that his principal will be received by Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe, who doubles as the APC caretaker committee chairman.

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