Zamfara State Peoples Democratic Movement PDM gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 general elections, Engr. Ahmad Ibrahim Gusau has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and collapses all his former party’s structure for Matawalle.
Engr. Ahmad Ibrahim Gusau defected along with the state Party Chairman, Alhaji A. A Bagudu and the Vice chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Bala Gusau.
In a press statement signed by Yusuf Idris Gusau, Director General, Media Public Enlightenment and Communications, Government House, dated 24th February, 2021, the PDM gubernatorial candidate announced his defection today before Governor Matawalle and donated the PDM Secretariat to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Engr. Ahmad said they decided to join Governor Bello Matawalle and the PDP in order to show their appreciation to the governor’s security approach which has yielded positive result and now requires every well meaning Zamfara citizen’s support to be sustained in the state.
Engr. Ahmad further said that the transformational stance of the governor is marvellous and encouraging and urged him to sustain it for the progress of the state.
Receiving the PDM Gubernatorial candidate and his members, Governor Matawalle appreciated their patriotism and forecast by identifying with his administration’s achievements and even decided to join his party, the Peoples Democratic Party in order to move the state higher.
Matawalle said security issue is everybody’s responsibility that requires the support of all well meaning citizens regardless of political party or ethnic disposition.
He also welcome them to his party and assured them of equal opportunity urging them to educate other people on the importance of having a peaceful and secured state where everyone can live freely without any fear of attack.
Others that defected from the PDM to PDP include the Party’s Chair Lady, Hajiya Binta Maazu, Party Youth Leader, Abdullahi Ibrahim (Babangida) and the Party’s Three Senatorial Candidates, Alhaji Adamu Abu, Zamfara Central Zone, Engr. Sani Dahiru Kaura, Zamfara North, Alhaji Ibrahim Bukkuyum, Zamfara West and one State Assembly Candidate of Kaura North, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Haidara.
The mini ceremony was attended by the Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Former Deputy Governor, Hon. Muktar Ahmad Anka, Former Speaker, Hon. Bature Umar Sambo, Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Bashir Mohammed Maru, Commissioners, Special Advisers and the Principal Private Secretary to the Governor, Lawal Umar Maradun among others