Adegboyega Adeniyi, Gusau

The Executive Governor, of Zamfara state, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has commended APC stakeholders in the state for their steadfastness, focus and commitment to the party unity and peaceful coexistence.

Matawalle made the commendation during the party’s Maradun Local Government APC Congress, held at the Aishatu Multi-Purpose Hall, Maradun.

He said the decision of the party leaders, followers, supporters and other stakeholders of ensuring things are done through peaceful, understanding, and unity, as a family, makes the party exceptional in the country.

According to him, “the outcome of the party’s congresses have continued to produce consensus candidates, a sign of the oneness and unity in the political history of Zamfara.

“This is a clear manifestation with the presence of political leaders here today, including former governor Ahmed Sani Yarima, past Deputy governors, state and national serving and former legislators, other political stakeholders alongside other leaders who have joined the purposeful leadership of this administration.

“The current political dispensation in the state is devoid of witch hunting, blackmail, bitterness, selfishness and all forms of backwardness but rather, committed to continue unity of the political class, progress of the state, security and empowerment of people, especially the teeming youths.

“Let me reassure you that, with your unflinching and undistracted support to this administration, we shall continue to meet the people’s desire.”

The Barden Hausa who was overwhelmed by the attendance of party members and supporters thanked specifically, the local government delegates for their understanding which culminated in the choice of acceptable leaders and urged them to continue to be law abiding.

At the end of the exercise, Alhaji Yakubu Gado emerged as the consensus Chairman and Mallam Yunusa Magaji as Secretary, along with other members of the executives.

Earlier in his speech, Chairman of the state’s Congresses sent by the APC National Secretariat, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim Masari, informed the delegates that they are in the state for the exercise in fulfilment of the party’s constitution.

He acknowledged the emergence of consensus candidates in Maradun local government, which he described as, an acceptable form of electing leaders under the party’s constitution this, make their assignment easier and the whole exercise rancour free.

“Masari said, “the team had made available and sold forms to all interested candidates and screened them for the election.

“The adoption of consensus led to the announcement of the agreed names of candidates, who were all affirmed by the delegates.”

He then commended the party leaders, supporters and the state government under the leadership of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, urging the party members to remain united and law abiding.

The Congress was attended by first civilian governor of the state, Senator Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda Gusau, Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Honourable Nasiru Muazu Magarya, Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha, Senator Lawal Hassan Dan-Iya, Former Deputy Governors Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad and Honourable Muktar Ahmad Anka, Honourable Aminu Sani Jaji, the immediate past Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Honourable Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi.

Others were Ambassador Abubakar Chika Bunu, Honourable Members of National and State Assemblies, Party leaders and supporters among others.