A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and former Zamfara State Governor, Ahmed Sani Yerima has declared that current governor, Bello Matawalle will soon join the APC.
Yerima disclosed in an interview over the weekend that the APC is already working to bring Matawalle over to their side and it is expected to happen soon.
“Most likely, yes. You will not be surprised if he moves. Yes. We are working and we are talking. Every politician tries to get more people to their party especially governors. If I can have governors with me, the party will be better off,” Yerima declared when asked by Dailytrust about plans to make Matawalle decamp.
Asked how far the APC has gone in ensuring Governor Matawalle joins APC, Yerima confidently replied that they have gone very far.
“I think we have gone very far,” Yerima declared, before adding that the decamping will happen very soon. “Very soon, yes,” he said.
Naija News recalls Bello Matawalle contested the Zamfara governorship election in 2019 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost to the APC candidate, Muktar Idris.
However, few days to the installation of a new governor in Zamfara, the supreme court nullified the results of the governorship election, while declaring that Matawalle who had the second highest votes be sworn in as governor of the state.
The Supreme Court had nullified the votes cast for Muktar Idris of All Progressives Congress during the March 9 governorship election in the state, insisting that the APC failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules.
It also ruled that the person who came second during the polls should be declared winner of the election.
INEC had before the Supreme Court ruling, declared Muktar victorious with 534,541 votes out of the 810,782 votes cast while Bello Matawalle of Peoples Democratic Party PDP came second with 189,452.