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Zamfara: Date Fixed For Matawalle To Formally Dump PDP For APC



Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara is set to end months of speculations and formally defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

It was gathered that the Zamfara governor who has been battling insecurity in his state is set to defect on Tuesday, June 29.

Recall that when is defection is made official who would join Governor David Umahi and Governor Ben Ayade who have recently dumped the main opposition party for the ruling APC.

Matawalle’s aides had on many occasions denied the rumoured plans to defect.

According to DailySun, APC national, state officers and other ruling party bigwigs have concluded arrangements to receive him in Gusau, Zamafara State capital.

National spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, told Daily Sun that the headquarters of the party was not aware of Matawalle’s plans to defect as he had not officially notified them.

“He has not written to us. In a normal setting, if you are a member of our party and you want to leave, you should write. The governor of Zamfara State has not officially written to notify us that he will leave the party.

“On account of that, we cannot say we are aware of his plans,” Ologbondiyan said.

When contacted, Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Zailani Bappa, said he only read the rumour of his principal’s planned defection on the social media.

“Officially, I’ve not been informed so I can’t confirmed if it’s true or not,” he said.