69 former elected Councilors that served between 2012, 2015 and 2019 alongside 14 former local government Secretaries of Zamfara State have dumped the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Chairman of the Ex-Councillors forum, Alhaji Tukur Muhammed Magami, said the decision to desert former Governor Yari’s camp followed their strong believe in the leadership style of Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle as thrown weight against insecurity challenges that facilitated hitch free movements to all parts of the state.
Magami further said, the present administration has proved that, it is a kind of government that encourages political opposition, believing it helps to communicate to the government especially on the need to fulfil promises made for the good people of the state.
He assured that all their followers and supporters including their family members share the same opinion and declaration to the Matawalle led government and have decided to join the PDP with the prayers that they too will be carried along for the development of the state.
Also speaking on behalf of the former local government council secretaries, Alhaji Sa’adu Mayana, expressed confidence in Matawalle’s ability to transform the state to the envy of others across the country.
Mayana also aligned with the former Councillors, saying, “On behalf of the former council secretaries of the 14 local government areas of the state, we have unanimously resolved to join the PDP-led government in the state under Matawalle administration towards a better Zamfara.
In his response, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle who expressed happiness while receiving the decampees, noted that his call will always be for all well meaning citizens in the state to join him in moving the state forward.
Matawalle has further solicited that, his idea of transforming the state to an enviable position can easily be actualized should all right thinking politicians and good citizens join his trend in this regard, especially in the fight against insecurity.