- Rumours of Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, joining the APC soon has resurfaced
- The rumours began last year after a former governor of the state declared that the Matawalle is on his way to the APC
- Fresh reports indicate the governor will soon move to the ruling party after key chieftains in Zamfara APC reconciled recently
Daily Trust is reporting that fresh moves are on for Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Before now, there have been rumours about the planned defection of Matawalle, who became governor of the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the judgement of the Supreme Court on the crisis that trailed the primaries of APC in Zamfara.
A former governor of Zamfara state, Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima, had last year declared that plans are ongoing for Matawalle to join APC.
The crisis rocking the APC in the state, a source said, was one of the factors that delayed the defection of the governor.
Daily Nigerian reports that the deal may be sealed on Tuesday, April 6 when the federal government delegation visits Zamfara to sympathize with the governor over the recent market fire incident in the state.
The governor has reportedly been in talks with at least two governors of the APC for several months.
Meanwhile, state chairmen of the APC on Thursday, April 1 demanded immediate conduct of the party’s congresses to pave the way for the national convention to usher in a new National Working Committee of the party.
The party chairmen, under the auspices of the Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, told journalists in Abuja that it was time for the party to hold the national convention, billed for June, after the conclusion of the membership revalidation and registration.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that dissatisfaction is growing in the APC over an alleged plot by some party chieftains to further extend the tenure of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee.
Some interest groups are said to be warming up for a showdown should the Buni-led committee renege on its mandate to conduct a national convention in June 2021.