All existing structure of the Zamfara State Chapter of the NNPP were today collapsed as the members joined Governor Bello Matawalle into the APC.
In a statement signed by Yusuf Idris Gusau
APC Publicity Secretary Zamfara State and made available to news men revealed that
This was made known by the NNPP’s outgone Organising Secretary in the state, Hon. Babangida Haruna Damba when he led the state Executives of the Party on bahalf of its Chairman, Muhammad Sani D.D Anka and the 10 local government party chairmen who decamped along with all their supporters to APC at the Government House today.
Declaring their resolve, Hon. Babangida Haruna Damba said they decided to collapse the NNPP to join governor Matawalle and his party APC because the NNPP lacks internal democracy and focus which are strong indicators that the party will loss all contestable positions at the state and national levels in the coming 2023 general elections.
He added that NNPP had been dead at its formative stage in the state as it was engulfed by protracted crises ran by only one person who is unpopular.
He further explained that the NNPP presidential candidate is only in the race as a spoiler who is ready to bury the party at the end of the elections.
While welcoming the decampees to the Government House, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle expressed happiness and commended them over their wise decision to join the APC.
He said APC will continue to receive more decampees and supporters in the state for many reasons including its fairness stand to all members, its inclusiveness, love for peace, provision of dividends of democracy and above all the people’s goodwill making it the winning party.
He assured the new entrants that they will always be given equal treatment and opportunities like the older members and urged them to continue to be law abiding as well as convince more people to join the winning party so as not to be left behind.
The State Executive of the NNPP who decamped to APC include the state Chairman Alh Sani DD Anka, State Organising Secretary, Hon. Babangida Haruna Damba, State Treasurer, Alhaji Hamza Yahaya, State Welfare, Ibrahim Muhammad, State Woman Leader, Hajiya Zuwaira Muhammad, Assistant Organising Secretary, Nura Garba, Assistant Publicity Secretary, Anas Dalibi, Deputy Woman leader, Jamila Adamu Bakura, State Zonal Vice-chairman, Bashir Dokau, State Ex-officio 1, Alhaji Abubakar Madina and Leader of Person with Disability, Ibrahim Hayatu
While the local government chairmen that joined APC from NNPP are those of Anka, Jamilu Musa Barade, Bukkuyum, Tajjuddeen Lauwali, Bakura, Ibrahim Abubakar, Maradun, Yahuza Usman, Gusau, Salisu Muhammad, Kaura Namoda, Bello Abubakar, Shinkafi, Hon. Abdullahi Shehu, Maru, Ibrahim Dangaladima, Bungudu, Basiru Lawal and Zurmi, Salihu Ibrahim Dauran.
Others are the state 14 local government Women leaders and the party State Assembly Candidate of from Zurmi, Hon. Kabiru Muhammad Zurmi.
Those present at the event included State APC Chairman, Hon Tukur Umar Danfulani, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Maazu Magarya, Former Deputy Governor, Muktar Ahmad Anka, Former Speaker, Sanusi Garba Rikiji, Senator Tijjani Yahaya Kaura, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, APC State Secretary, Hon. Ibrahim Umar Dangaladima, Publicity Secretary, Mallam Yusuf Idris Gusau, Welfare Secretary, Alhaji Bashir Idris Ataka, Youth Leader, Alhaji Musa Ardo Idris, party leaders and supporters among others.