Zamfara APC: Matawale, Yari Strikes Deal Over Power Sharing Ahead of 2023 Polls

Zamfara APC: Matawale, Yari Strikes Deal Over Power Sharing Ahead of 2023 Polls

  • Seems like the heated feud between Governor Bello Matawale, and his predecessor, Abdullazizi Yari has been finally doused
  • It is believed that both have reached an agreement to split power on an equal basis ahead of the 2023 presidential polls
  • However, as part of the deal that was struck between the two, Governor Matawalle gets an automatic return ticket to contest for a second term under the platform of the APC

The governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Bello Matawale, and his predecessor, Alhaji Abdullazizi Yari have both struck a deal over the power-sharing of the state’s political positions ahead of the 2023 general elections.

According to Daily Telegraph, Matawale has agreed to concede two seats at the read chamber and four seats at the green chambers of the national legislative arm of government to his predecessor.

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Zamfara State, APC
On June 29, Matawalle, along with all 3 Zamfara Senators, 6 of 7 Representatives, and all 24 House of Assembly members, officially switched to the APC. Photo Credit: (Bello Matawalle)
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As gathered by, the deal was agreed upon in a bid for Matawale to secure his return to the office for a second term.

However Matawale also gets one Senatorial seat, and three House of Representatives seats to his own camp.

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It will be recalled that ex-Governor Yari had earlier stated that the state’s APC will split the power-sharing on an equal basis shortly after the incumbent defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

This condition had been a problem with the incumbent governor and his predecessor, a situation that led to the alleged defection of Yari and his supporters to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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It will also be recalled that had earlier reported the reconciliation of Matawalle and Yari ahead of the 2023 polls.

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The heated feud between both men was resolved after the national chairman of APC, Abdullahi Adamu mediated in the matter.

Also joined in the reconciliation process is the governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu and other key members of the APC national working committee.

Speaking to Yari and Matawale, the national chairman said that as former and current governors, both have the duty to sustain the spirit of understanding, togetherness and teamwork among party members in the state.

His words:

"To the former and current governor, you have a duty to sustain the spirit of understanding, togetherness and teamwork. On behalf of my colleagues, I commend this very useful agreement that we have reached.”

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She said she will not be intimidated by any male candidate as she is ready to go toe-to-toe with any of them.

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Meanwhile, another presidential hopeful, Rotimi Ameachi has described himself as a very loyal person.

According to the former governor of Rivers state, true loyalty is tested when situations do not favour the person in question.

The minister said this during a consultative meeting at the Rivers APC secretariat on Friday.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari decides to choose another presidential aspirant other than himself, he will support the person.


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