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Zamfara: ‘Why Matawalle Cannot Dump PDP For APC’

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The National Coordinator of Concerned All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth of Nigeria, Dr. Suleiman Shuaibu Shinkafi, has said Governor Bello Matawalle cannot dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Naija News reports that this is coming as strong reports are emerging of the planned defection to the APC by Matawalle.

Recall that Matawalle became the governor of Zamfara State following the Supreme Court judgement on the crisis that rocked the 2019 primaries of the APC in the state.

Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, Shinkafi said the governor must resign his position if he wants to join APC, saying Matawalle was not elected by Zamfara people.

According to the APC stalwart, it would be wrong for the Zamfara governor to join his party with the mandate of the PDP.

“The governor is being pushed to join APC with the sole aim of actualising his second term bid,” he said.

He told Matawalle to be ready to vacate his seat come the 2023 election, insisting that the state remains an APC state.

He, however, endorsed a former governor of the Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, as the national chairman of the party.

“Yari is the most qualified party member to occupy the position because of his commitment, loyalty and dedication to the party since its formation,” he said.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.