2023: PDP suffers big blows in Zamfara as Matawalle's commissioner returns to APC

2023: PDP suffers big blows in Zamfara as Matawalle's commissioner returns to APC

- Sirajo Maikatako, the permanent commissioner in Zamfara has quit Governor Matawalle's government

- Maikatako announced his resignation when some members of APC visited him on Thursday, February 18

- The ex-commissioner, however, advised the PDP to shun politics of bitterness

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The permanent commissioner, Zamfara Hajj commission, Sirajo Maikatako, has resigned his appointment, PM News reports

Legit.ng gathered that that Maikatako announced his resignation when he addressed a group, APC Facebooker, in Gusau on Thursday, February 18.

He said his decision to resign from Governor Matawalle's government was to join hands in building the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

2023: PDP suffers big blows in Zamfara as Matawalle's commissioner returns to APC

A commissioner in Zamfara state, Sirajo Maikatako, has resigned from Governor Matawalle-led government. Credit: @Bellomatawalle1
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Maikatako said:

“I wish to announce my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led state government. The decision is to show my commitment to support my political mentor Sen. Kabiru Marafa towards promoting peace and unity in our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC)."
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He urged the APC Facebookers to avoid spreading hate speech and fake news on social media, advising the group to focus on promoting peace, love and unity among party members.

Maikatako added:

“As from today, I am advising you that, you should not react to anybody who accuses Marafa or any chieftain of our great party on social media.
“We should continue to pray for the state APC leader, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari to succeed in his move to vie for the APC national chairmanship position."

He urged the PDP-led administration in the state to focus on governance and not politics.

The former commissioner stated:

“We are calling on Gov. Bello Matawalle to face governance so as to provide meaningful projects for the people of the state. We should wait until when the time of politics comes."

He expressed optimism that APC would reclaim the state in the 2023 general elections following the reconciliation within its family in the state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dismissed media reports claiming it is planning to return Nigeria's former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

It was reported that the party's spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said on Wednesday, February 17, that the party does not have a presidential candidate yet as it has not sold nomination form to anybody.

Ologbondiyan said the PDP is always ready to defend democracy and will not in any way support the imposition of candidates.

The PDP spokesperson said the party is not plotting to remove its national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, as being claimed in some quarters.


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